Annual Meeting

Ancient Human History More Complex than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations such as Neanderthals and Denisovans were likely more complex than previously thought, involving... Read More

Researchers Explore How Zika Infection Causes Microcephaly

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:15 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that... Read More

Researchers Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of Non-invasive Prenatal Screening in Quebec

Researchers Evaluate Cost-Effectiveness of Non-invasive Prenatal Screening in Quebec

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:15 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Adding non-invasive prenatal genetic screening (NIPS) for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current prenatal testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current... Read More

Researchers Assess Impact of Exome Sequencing on Newborns and their Families

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:45 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Early results from the BabySeq Project, a Boston-based study exploring the impact of whole-exome sequencing (WES) on newborn infants and their families, suggest some... Read More

Researchers Perform Large Genome-wide Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – In a large-scale, genome-wide analysis of more than 110,000 samples, a worldwide consortium of scientists has identified 200 genetic loci associated with multiple sclerosis... Read More

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