COVID-19

Inside AJHG: A Chat with Heather Mefford

Each month, the editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics interview an author of a recently published paper. This month, we check in with Heather Mefford to discuss her paper, “Biallelic loss-of-function variants in NUP188 cause a recognizable syndrome characterized by neurologic, ocular and cardiac abnormalities”. 1. What caused you to start working on... Read More

ASHG Advocacy in a Time of Crisis

ASHG Advocacy in a Time of Crisis

Speaking out about the value of human genetics and genomics research is all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, the genetics community has been doing just that, raising awareness about both the major challenges faced by the community and the ways in which genetics research can provide answers. First, on Monday, ASHG... Read More

Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions Hinder Response to COVID-19

Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions Hinder Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded a scientific call to action and researchers have responded in extraordinary ways. Collaborating across borders, disciplines and sectors, researchers pivoting to coronavirus research have generated and shared new knowledge and data with remarkable speed and openness. However, a barrier exists for scientists proposing to use human fetal tissue to investigate... Read More

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