ASHG Honors Mary-Claire King, PhD with the 2020 William Allan Award

Published: Monday, July 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 301.634.8424 ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Mary-Claire King, PhD, American Cancer Society Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, as the 2020 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. The... Read More

Researchers Quantify Limitations of Health Reports from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that use a limited variant screening approach often yield clinical false-negative results, which pose the risk of informing health care decisions based... Read More

ASHG Honors Kathleen Blazer & Jeffrey N. Weitzel with the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education

Published: Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, Geneticist to Receive Award at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Jeffrey N. Weitzel, MD, and Kathleen Blazer, EDD, MS, LCGC, as the 2019 recipients the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Taylor Mighell

Trainee Author: Taylor Mighell Graduate Student Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon (Photo courtesy Mighell) Mighell, T.L., Evans-Dutson, S. and O’Roak, B.J. (2018) A Saturation Mutagenesis Approach to Understanding PTEN Lipid Phosphatase Activity and Genotype-Phenotype Relationships. The American Journal of Human Genetics 102, 943–955. Mighell et al (2018) present a methodology and framework for... Read More

Genome Sequencing Found Feasible and Informative for Pediatric Cancer Treatment

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:30 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck 301.634.7342 Recommendations Reported at ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Comprehensive genetic testing of tumors and non-cancerous tissue from pediatric cancer patients is a feasible and clinically useful approach that can guide patient care, according to... Read More

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