ASHG Honors Cecilia Lindgren with ASHG Mentorship Award

For Immediate Release Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck 301.634.7342 Geneticist to Receive Award at ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Cecilia Lindgren, PhD, as the recipient of its 2018 Mentorship Award. This award recognizes ASHG members... Read More

UK Biobank: A Unique Resource in the Field of Genetics

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Sarah A. Gagliano, PhD February 2018  A publicly available resource of half a million individuals with genetic data, and thousands of diverse phenotypes, is a worthy cause for celebration in the genetic research community. The UK Biobank is currently the largest genotyped prospective cohort available to researchers worldwide. For those... Read More

Career Interview: Yaniv Erlich, PhD

Career Interview: Yaniv Erlich, PhD

Computational Geneticist and Genetic Epidemiologist, Columbia University and MyHeritage Chris Nowak, ASHG: Briefly describe your current position. Dr. Erlich: I am the Chief Science Officer of MyHeritage and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University (currently on leave of absence). MyHeritage is a large consumer genetics and genealogy company that operates all over... Read More

Researchers Quantify Breast Cancer Risk Based on Rare Variants and Background Risk

Embargoed for Release Friday, October 20, 2017 5:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Director of Communications and Marketing 301.634.7346 Findings Reported at ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Rare variants combined with background genetic risk factors may account for many unexplained cases of familial breast cancer, and knowing the... Read More

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