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New Policy Statement Highlights Diversity and Inclusion Goals in Genetics and Genomics Research

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced that it has approved a new policy statement to guide its diversity and inclusion activities in support of the genetics and genomics workforce and in research participation. Last year, the... Read More

Michael Bamshad, MD

Michael J. Bamshad, MD, Named Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of HGG Advances, ASHG’s New Open Access Journal

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org Rockville, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today that Michael J. Bamshad, MD, has been named the inaugural editor-in-chief of Human Genetics and Genomics Advances (HGG Advances), the new open access journal of the Society, which will begin accepting submissions... Read More

Researchers Quantify Cas9-Caused Off-Target Mutagenesis in Mice

Published: Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:35 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according to new results from... Read More

Researchers Quantify Limitations of Health Reports from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that use a limited variant screening approach often yield clinical false-negative results, which pose the risk of informing health care decisions based... Read More

Cystic Fibrosis Carriers at Increased Risk of Digestive Symptoms

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Researchers have found that carriers of the most common genetic variant that causes cystic fibrosis experience some symptoms similar to those of people with cystic fibrosis. These findings were... Read More

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