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Inside AJHG: A Chat with Sriram Sankararaman

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Sriram Sankararaman

Posted By: Sara Cullinan, PhD, Deputy Editor, AJHG What prompted you to start working on this project? SS: For a few years now, I have been thinking about Biobank-scale methods that can allow us to learn about aspects of the genetic architecture (e.g. heritability) of complex traits from millions of genomes. A major challenge in... Read More

Statement by American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) President Gail Jarvik Regarding Research Published in AJHG on Evolving Use of Ancestry,  Ethnicity, and Race in Genetics Research

Statement by American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) President Gail Jarvik Regarding Research Published in AJHG on Evolving Use of Ancestry, Ethnicity, and Race in Genetics Research

Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – “As genetics and genomics research advances to benefit all people, ASHG welcomes important research findings raised by Byeon et al in the article ‘Evolving Use of Ancestry, Ethnicity, and Race in Genetics Research – a Survey Spanning Seven Decades,’... Read More

ASHG Launches Project to Acknowledge and Reckon with Historic Harms in Human Genetics as Part of Pathway to Building an Equitable Future

ASHG Launches Project to Acknowledge and Reckon with Historic Harms in Human Genetics as Part of Pathway to Building an Equitable Future

Published: Tuesday, December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced a major year-long initiative to understand and document experiences of past injustice, as well as progress toward justice, in the human genetics research field and the Society. With this important step, the... Read More

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ASHG’s Proposed Language for Diversity in Research Participation Incorporated in NIH Funding Bill

The Society’s proposed language on diversity in research participation has been incorporated in the final version of this year’s Senate NIH funding bill. The proposed text included in the bill is below: The Committee recognizes the benefits of broad and inclusive participation in biomedical research for increasing health equity. Research cohorts of diverse genetic ancestry... Read More

Late Breaking Studies Identify Novel Genetic Contributors to Autism, Pancreatic Disease, and a Common Pediatric Cancer

Late Breaking Studies Identify Novel Genetic Contributors to Autism, Pancreatic Disease, and a Common Pediatric Cancer

Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 5:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424, press@ashg.org   Four new discoveries presented at the ASHG 2021 Annual Meeting are providing novel insights into the genetics basics of human diseases and disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, pancreatic agenesis, and rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue cancer in... Read More

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