Statement Archive

Defining the Responsibility to Recontact

Defining the Responsibility to Recontact

In 2019, ASHG issued a statement outlining whether, and to what extent, there is a responsibility to recontact genetic and genomic research participants when new findings emerge that suggest their genetic information should be interpreted differently. Related: Webinar: Exploring the Responsibility to Recontact (June 2019) Position Statement: Responsibility to Recontact Research Participants after Reinterpretation of... Read More

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Science

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Science

ASHG supports policies that enable a productive and safe working environment for all scientific professionals. The Society is committed to promoting a harassment-free workplace for geneticists, and believes that science can only achieve its goals when we are able to fully engage the minds, talent, and perspectives of all who wish to participate. Related: Letter... 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 2020 (April 2019)... Read More

Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination

Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination

Protections against genetic discrimination advance genetics research and the clinical use of genetics, as well as ensure the ethical use of genetic data. Ten years after the passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), ASHG remains a staunch advocate for GINA’s strong implementation and for other laws that enhance protections for the public. Related:... Read More

Denouncing the Misuse of Genetics

Denouncing the Misuse of Genetics

ASHG denounces the misuse of genetics to feed racist ideologies, and affirms that the research community should be clear about genetic knowledge related to ancestry and genomic diversity. Any attempt to use genetics to rank populations demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of genetics. Related: AJHG Perspective: ASHG Denounces Attempts to Link Genetics and Racial Supremacy (November... Read More

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