Inheritance

Family History

Family History

Your family history holds key information about your past and clues to your future health. Many of your physical traits, such as eye color, hair color, and height are inherited. So, too, are risks for certain genetic conditions and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. You may have noticed that some... Read More

Inheritance, Health, and Disease

Inheritance, Health, and Disease

Genetic diseases are caused by random changes in our DNA called variants or mutations. When a variant occurs, it can change the way a gene functions or the protein it codes for. This change can cause a disruption in the body that may cause a disease. These changes can be passed on to the next... 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

ASHG Honors Mary-Claire King with ASHG Advocacy Award

For Immediate Release Monday, July 16, 2018 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck 301.634.7342 press@ashg.org Geneticist to Receive Award at ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Mary-Claire King, PhD, as the 2018 recipient of the Advocacy Award. Dr. King is American Cancer... Read More

ASHG Honors Kári Stefánsson with William Allan Award

For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org Geneticist to Receive Award at ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Kári Stefánsson, MD, founder of deCODE Genetics, the 2017 recipient of the annual... Read More

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