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Get to Know Michael Bauer, Geneticist and Science Communicator

Posted by Evelyn Mantegani, Manager, Public Engagement, Communications and Marketing, ASHG Michael Bauer, PhD, is a member of the Public Education and Awareness Committee (PEAC) and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a bioinformatician who specializes in cancer genomics using Next Generation Sequencing... Read More

NIST Workshop on Cybersecurity of Genomic Data

On January 26, 2022, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) hosted a virtual workshop on the Cybersecurity of Genomic Data. The event had 593 attendees and 20 presenters, including ASHG 2021 President Gail Jarvik and NHGRI Program Director Heidi Sofia. The workshop represented a collaboration of experts... Read More

Variant Bio Partners with ASHG in Support of the 2022 Developing Country Awards Program

Variant Bio Partners with ASHG in Support of the 2022 Developing Country Awards Program

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 11:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org   ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced that Variant Bio has joined in partnership with ASHG to support the Society’s 2022 Developing Country Awards. ASHG and Variant Bio both recognize that diverse interests, backgrounds, and voices are crucial to driving greater... Read More

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Alexis Battle

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Alexis Battle

Posted By: Sara Cullinan, PhD, Deputy Editor, AJHG SC: What prompted you to start working on this project? AB: This project was truly a collaboration from conception to completion. First, disease-associated genetic loci are often in non-coding regions of the genome, and thus do not immediately point to a disease gene or mechanism of action.... Read More

ASHG Launches Impact Partnerships for Equity in Genetics and Genomics Research <br/>Illumina and Invitae Join as Founding Partners

ASHG Launches Impact Partnerships for Equity in Genetics and Genomics Research
Illumina and Invitae Join as Founding Partners

Published: Monday, January 31, 2022, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced the launch of the ASHG Genetics and Genomics Impact Partnerships program. Illumina, a leader in next-generation genomic sequencing technologies, and Invitae, a leading medical genetics company, have joined as founding partners. “The opportunity to... Read More

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