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American Society of Human Genetics Statement Regarding Concepts of “Good Genes” and Human Genetics

American Society of Human Genetics Statement Regarding Concepts of “Good Genes” and Human Genetics

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org Attributable to Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, ASHG President Note: In light of recent comments about the role of genetics in society, the American Society of Human Genetics is issuing this statement to reiterate genetics facts and knowledge, as well... Read More

ASHG Names Chazeman Jackson, PhD, to New Position of Senior Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

ASHG Names Chazeman Jackson, PhD, to New Position of Senior Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today that Chazeman S. Jackson, PhD, MA, will join the Society as its first senior director, diversity, equity and inclusion on October 19. In service to the Society’s mission... Read More

Affirming Importance of Diversity in Research, ASHG Highlights Need for Care when Engaging Vulnerable Populations

Affirming Importance of Diversity in Research, ASHG Highlights Need for Care when Engaging Vulnerable Populations

Published: Thursday, September 3, 2020, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD —The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today issued a new organizational position statement strongly affirming the need for broad public participation in genetics and genomics research and highlighting the need to understand and protect against potential harm to... Read More

ASHG Issues New Professional Guidance on Ethical and Legal Considerations for Ancient DNA Genetics and Genomics Research

ASHG Issues New Professional Guidance on Ethical and Legal Considerations for Ancient DNA Genetics and Genomics Research

Published: Thursday, August 6, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today published a new Guidance on ancient DNA (aDNA) research to help scientists understand and integrate important ethical, legal and social considerations for this important research area. Appearing in today’s... Read More

ASHG Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Published: Monday, July 27, 2020, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202-257-8424, press@ashg.org President-elect Charles Rotimi, Four New Directors to Take Office in January 2021 ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is pleased to announce the election of Charles Rotimi, PhD as ASHG’s 2021 President-elect; and to the... Read More

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