STATEMENT American Society of Human Genetics Board of Directors On The Report of the ASHG Facing Our History – Building an Equitable Future Initiative

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)—and the research community it supports—believes in the power of human genetics to advance science, health, and society. However, ASHG and the field have failed to acknowledge, fully and consistently, the misuse of human genetics to serve unjust ends or take action to denounce such use. As the community’s... Read More


ASHG Documents and Apologizes for Past Harms of Human Genetics Research, Commits to Building an Equitable Future

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424, Report and Board of Directors statement acknowledge contributions to racism and silence in the face of unjust uses of human genetics, as well as the organization’s pivots toward justice ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human... Read More

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Paul Lockhart, PhD

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Paul Lockhart, PhD

Posted By: Kylee Spencer, PhD, Assistant Editor, AJHG KS: What motivated you to start working on this project? PL: My background is the study of the causes and mechanisms of neurogenetic conditions. A part of this has been the identification of novel genetic mechanisms causing ataxia, a condition where individuals have impaired balance and coordination.... Read More

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ASHG Board Roundup Winter 2022

The ASHG Board of Directors met on October 24-25 for its annual Fall meeting, reviewing select programs and accomplishments, engaging in informal discussion, and considering areas for future strategic focus. It also welcomed as guests incoming Board members whose terms begin January 1, 2023. The following overview highlights key discussions. ASHG’s 75th Anniversary The Board... Read More

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