DNA

The logo is owned by Decolonize DNA Day and the Native BioData Consortium; Powerful and impactful, Oglala Lakota artist Walt Pourier of Vision Maker Media designed this logo for the Decolonize DNA Day event. It uses the fist, a common motif in protest imagery. It also reflects the topic of DNA and genomics.

The Decolonization of DNA DAY

National DNA Day, designated as April 25th by the 108th U.S. Congress, celebrates the DNA double helix discovery of 1953 and the completion of the human genome project as two of the most significant scientific accomplishments in the past 100 years. ASHG has a long tradition of celebrating DNA day through a variety of individual... Read More

ASHG Issues New Professional Guidance on Ethical and Legal Considerations for Ancient DNA Genetics and Genomics Research

ASHG Issues New Professional Guidance on Ethical and Legal Considerations for Ancient DNA Genetics and Genomics Research

Published: Thursday, August 6, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today published a new Guidance on ancient DNA (aDNA) research to help scientists understand and integrate important ethical, legal and social considerations for this important research area. Appearing in today’s... Read More

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

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