Diversity

ASHG Launches Project to Acknowledge and Reckon with Historic Harms in Human Genetics as Part of Pathway to Building an Equitable Future

ASHG Launches Project to Acknowledge and Reckon with Historic Harms in Human Genetics as Part of Pathway to Building an Equitable Future

Published: Tuesday, December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced a major year-long initiative to understand and document experiences of past injustice, as well as progress toward justice, in the human genetics research field and the Society. With this important step, the... Read More

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ASHG’s Proposed Language for Diversity in Research Participation Incorporated in NIH Funding Bill

The Society’s proposed language on diversity in research participation has been incorporated in the final version of this year’s Senate NIH funding bill. The proposed text included in the bill is below: The Committee recognizes the benefits of broad and inclusive participation in biomedical research for increasing health equity. Research cohorts of diverse genetic ancestry... Read More

Marie A. Bernard, M.D and Vence Bonham Jr., J.D.

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Conversation with NIH Leaders Marie A. Bernard, M.D and Vence Bonham Jr., J.D.

ASHG remains committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in genetics and genomics research. It is both a scientific and community imperative. Recognizing the importance of engagement and collaboration to accelerate this essential work, ASHG is excited to feature two National Institutes of Health senior leaders who have taken on the charge of advancing diversity, equity,... Read More

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