ASHG News

Career Interview: Andy Faucett, MS, LGC

Career Interview: Andy Faucett, MS, LGC

Director of Policy and Education, Office of Chief Scientific Officer Geisinger Health System ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Mr. Faucett: Good listening and communication skills are important in developing education tools and creating new policy. You need to hear both... Read More

Career Interview: Elizabeth Kong, PhD

Career Interview: Elizabeth Kong, PhD

Policy and Communications Manager Genetics Society of America ASHG: How can trainees gain experience in your field while doing research? What steps are necessary for trainees to get involved in your field? Dr. Poston: Trainees can get experience in communication through community outreach and blogging. A key component of outreach is translating scientific concepts to non-scientists.... Read More

Considering Pediatric Genetic Testing

Considering Pediatric Genetic Testing

In 2015, ASHG issued a position statement on ethical, legal, and psychosocial implications of genetic testing in children and adolescents. Published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, the statement aims to guide approaches to genetic testing for children in the research and clinical contexts. Related: Infographics: Pediatric Genetic Testing (March 2016) Points to Consider:... Read More

ASHG Issues Position Statement on Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents

ASHG Issues Position Statement on Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) Statement Addresses Scientific Advances, Ethical Questions, and Implementation BETHESDA, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Workgroup on Pediatric Genetic and Genomic Testing has issued a position statement on Points to... Read More

ASHG Honors Leonid Kruglyak with Curt Stern Award

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Thursday, July 2, 2015 9:00 am U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) Early-Career Geneticist to Receive Award at ASHG 2015 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Leonid Kruglyak, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics and Professor of Biological... Read More

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