Advocacy

Supporting Access to Genetic Counseling

Supporting Access to Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors are a key part of the delivery of genetic testing in healthcare across the United States, and it is essential that their services are accessible to patients. ASHG strongly supports the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act. Related: ASHG News: H.R. 7083: Improving Access to Genetic Counseling (December 2018) Letter to House Leaders... Read More

Opposing Gene Patenting

Opposing Gene Patenting

A draft bill introduced in May 2019 sought to reform Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act. If passed, the legislation would allow for the patenting of genes by effectively overturning the 2013 Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) vs. Myriad Supreme Court decision. Related: Joint Letter from ASHG and ACMG Leadership to Bill Sponsors (July... Read More

ASHG Honors Rick Guidotti with ASHG Advocacy Award

Published: Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, press@ashg.org Advocate and Photographer to Receive Award at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Rick Guidotti as the 2019 recipient of the Advocacy Award. Mr. Guidotti is the founder and director of POSITIVE... Read More

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