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ASHG Issues New Guidance Addressing Underrepresentation in Genomics Research Through Community Engagement

ASHG Issues New Guidance Addressing Underrepresentation in Genomics Research Through Community Engagement

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today published a new Guidance on community engagement as a strategy to address underrepresentation in genomics research. Appearing in today’s issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG), this new resource was developed by the Society’s Community Engagement Guidance Writing Group, comprised of members of the ASHG... Read More

The Importance of Advocacy as a Scientist

The Importance of Advocacy as a Scientist

Scientists are in the unique position to directly convey the benefits of human genetics and genomics research to policymakers. It is critical that we communicate the benefits of human genetics and genomics research to Congress because decisions happen on the Hill that affect research and the use of genetics-based technologies – with or without our... Read More

Opposing Gene Patenting

Opposing Gene Patenting

A draft bill introduced in May 2019 sought to reform Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act. If passed, the legislation would allow for the patenting of genes by effectively overturning the 2013 Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) vs. Myriad Supreme Court decision. Related: Joint Letter from ASHG and ACMG Leadership to Bill Sponsors (July... Read More

Supporting Federally Funded Research

Supporting Federally Funded Research

Genetics research is providing remarkable insights into the human genome and how this knowledge can be translated into healthcare advances. This scientific progress relies on continued public investment in biomedical research. ASHG supports the robust, predictable, sustainable federal funding of research to fuel scientific advances. Related: Written Testimony to Congress for FY 2023 (May 2022)... Read More

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