Advocacy

Advancing Diverse Participation in Research

Advancing Diverse Participation in Research

ASHG remains committed to its vision that people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research. It is imperative for participation in genetics and genomics research to reflect humanity’s diversity. In engaging with vulnerable populations, it is essential that researchers guard against harm resulting from their participation. Related: AJHG Perspective: Advancing Diverse Participation... Read More

ASHG Advocacy in a Time of Crisis

ASHG Advocacy in a Time of Crisis

Speaking out about the value of human genetics and genomics research is all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the genetics community has been doing just that, raising awareness about both the major challenges faced by the community and the ways in which genetics research can provide answers. First, on Monday, ASHG... Read More

Defending Reproductive Freedom

Defending Reproductive Freedom

ASHG supports a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions, particularly upon learning that her fetus has a genetic or congenital disorder and has been informed by a licensed or certified health care professional—a view originally articulated in 1991 and reaffirmed and updated in 2020. This includes, among other options, the right to choose... Read More

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