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December 2018

From the President's Desk

Participate in ASHG and Help Steer Our Field’s Future
Dr. Nelson reflects on his involvement in genetics thus far and the growing impact of our field in society.


From the Executive Director: Snapshots of ASHG

Reflecting on a Year as Executive Director
Scientific excellence, connections within the community, societal impact, and a commitment to the next generation are pillars of ASHG.


Upcoming Events and Deadlines



Announcing: AJHG “Perspectives” Series

First Installment Addresses Race and Genetics
This new series in AJHG aims to foster discussion within the field and the public. In the first statement, ASHG denounces disturbing and scientifically flawed attempts to link genetics with racial supremacy.


Outside Voices: AAAS CEO Rush Holt

Exploring Science in Society with AAAS CEO Rush Holt, PhD

Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, comments on current issues in science – such as collaboration across borders, sexual harassment in STEM, and public skepticism about science – and advises on ways to make the case for continued investment in research.



Outcomes: October 2018 Board Meeting

Meeting Advances Future ASHG Directions and Growth
During its Fall 2018 meeting, the Board continued setting course for ASHG’s growth and new directions to serve members and the field ever more effectively.



Congrats to 2018 ASHG Awardees

New Content

Highlights of ASHG 2018
Photo and video highlights, as well as webcasts and slides from selected sessions at ASHG 2018, October 16-20 in San Diego.

Genetic Counseling Researchers Shape the Future of Precision Medicine
In commemoration of Genetic Counselor Awareness Day on November 8, two NSGC members share their career paths, advice, and latest advances.

ASHG Reaffirms 2017 Position Statement on Germline Genome Editing
Given the reported use of genome editing in babies last week, ASHG reaffirmed its view that it is premature to perform germline genome editing that culminates in human pregnancy.

Supporting Science at the Rally for Medical Research
New from trainee newsletter The Nascent Transcript: Trainee writer Burcu Darst describes her experience at the Rally for Medical Research on Capitol Hill in September.

ASHG Annual Report, 2017-2018
Catch up on the Society’s activities and accomplishments over the last two years. We couldn’t have done it without you – our members!


Meet the Community

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Julie Craft Van de Weghe
Dr. Van de Weghe, Senior Postdoc at the University of Washington, describes her research using clinical and zebrafish studies to identify a new gene involved in Joubert Syndrome.

Welcome ASHG/NHGRI Fellows in Education and Policy
Genetics Education & Engagement Fellow Dyanna Christopher and Genetics & Public Policy Fellow Eve Granatosky started their fellowships in September.


New from AJHG

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Jonathan Mill
This month, AJHG editors interviewed Jonathan Mill about his new paper on using mQTLs to study the mechanisms underpinning transcriptional regulation.

This Month's Issue



Resource Roundup

STARS TL1 Program Now Accepting Applications
Featuring mentorship, career guidance, and skills development, this program provides predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers with training in translational science. Apply by January 7.

Undiagnosed Diseases Network Grand Rounds
The UDN is a consortium of sites across the nation aimed at diagnosing patients through a personalized, multidisciplinary approach. Each Grand Rounds session features a description of the clinical phenotype and diagnostic evaluation of one or more UDN participants.

Gruber Genetics Prize Now Accepting Nominations
Recognize groundbreaking work and achievements in genetics by nominating candidates for the Gruber Genetics Prize. Nominations are due December 15.

GeneticsCareers.org
Seeking a job in genetics or looking to reach candidates? Check out GeneticsCareers.org, brought to you by ASHG and the Genetics Society of America.

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