DNA

ASHG Announces 2019 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org Contest Addressed Familial Disclosure of Huntington’s Disease Diagnosis ROCKVILLE, Md. – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today the winners of its 2019 DNA Day Essay Contest, which... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Yong Lei

Trainee Author: Yong Lei, PhD Postdoctoral Associate Fellow, Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Centre, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston, Texas (Photo courtesy Lei) Lei, Y. et al. Targeted DNA methylation in vivo using an engineered dCas9-MQ1 fusion protein. Nat. Commun. 8, 16026 doi: 10.1038/ncomms16026 (2017). Yong Lei and colleagues report a new engineered tool... Read More

Building Blocks of the Genetic Code

Building Blocks of the Genetic Code

DNA: The Body’s Instruction Manual Humans and all other living things have DNA, which contains hereditary information. The information in your DNA gives your cells instructions for producing proteins. Proteins drive important body functions, like digesting food, building cells, and moving your muscles. Your DNA is the most unique and identifying factor about you—it helps... Read More

ASHG 2018 Tipsheet: Ancient DNA/Human Origins

ASHG 2018 Tipsheet: Ancient DNA/Human Origins

For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck 301.634.7342 press@ashg.org WHEN: Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 16-20, 2018 WHERE: American Society of Human Genetics 2018 Annual Meeting San Diego Convention Center 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 WHAT: Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations... Read More

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