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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, press@ashg.org 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, press@ashg.org 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 press@ashg.org 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

Combining Genetic and Sun Exposure Data Improves Skin Cancer Risk Estimates

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:15 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting SAN DIEGO, Calif. – By combining data on individuals’ lifetime sun exposure and their genetics, researchers can generate improved predictions of their risk of skin cancer, according to findings presented... Read More

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