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September 2018

From the President's Desk

Celebrating 70 years of ASHG
Reflecting on the Society’s origins, the field’s evolution, and what’s next for ASHG.

Executive Update

Welcome to The Messenger
Our newsletter seeks to keep you informed, involved, and engaged with the ASHG community.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Congrats to 2018 ASHG Awardees

New Content

Congrats to 2018 ASHG Awardees
This year’s awards will be presented at ASHG 2018 in San Diego. Thanks to all who submitted nominations!

Announcing Your 2019 Board
Members elected 2020 president Anthony Wynshaw-Boris and new Board Members Robin Bennett, Dana Crawford, and John Moran.

Attending a Scientific Meeting Alone
The second in our three-part series on effective conference attendance: Tips to navigate ASHG 2018 when you’re attending without colleagues.

Lifespan Prediction: Genes, Biomarkers, and Zip Codes
New from trainee newsletter The Nascent Transcript: Trainee writer Sandra Smieszek reviews recent advances in the genetics of longevity.

Getting to Know Your Fellow Members

ASHG Member Survey: Results and Future Steps

Key findings on your needs, priorities, and satisfaction with ASHG membership. Plus: how to get involved in future strategic planning.

Become an ASHG Advocate!

Take the ASHG Advocate's Pledge
ASHG makes advocating for your field easier, more informed, and more effective. Here's how to participate.

Research!America Highlights ASHG Advocacy
Advocacy organization Research!America featured ASHG as its member spotlight this month.

Meet the Community

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Kevin Gillinder
Dr. Gillinder, Research Fellow at Monash University, describes his research on the function of transcription factors in disease and his recent paper on the binding of a mutant zinc finger protein.

Participating in All of Us: Ed Ramos
Dr. Ramos, Program Director of the All of Us Participant Center and former ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellow, manages enrollment and related partnerships for this large genetics research effort.

New from AJHG

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Levi Teitz and David Page
This month, AJHG editors interviewed Levi Teitz and David Page about their new paper on exploring Y chromesome amplicions through human history.

Archived ASHG-AJHG Webinar: Matchmaker Exchange
Learn how to use the Matchmaker Exchange to gather evidence for novel disease-gene associations, as well as how the Exchange helps end the diagnostic odyssey for patients with rare disease.

This Month's Issue

Resource Roundup

Webcast: ASHG-ESHG Building Bridges Debate
Missed out on ESHG 2018 this summer in Milan? Watch this year’s debate-style session on germline genome editing, organized jointly by ASHG and the European Society of Human Genetics.

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students takes place November 14-17 in Indianapolis. Stop by the ASHG booth #1241 to say hi!

PTEN Centers of Excellence Application
The PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS) Foundation announced the release of its Centers of Excellence application, an initiative to advance the care of patients affected by PHTS.

65 Years of the Double Helix
In a special issue, Endocrine-Related Cancer commemorates the 65th anniversary of the discovery of DNA’s double-helix structure with a set of themed editorials and reviews.
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