ASHG Announces Expansion to Developing Country Awards Program

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, 25 Travel Awards Will Enhance Africa’s Participation in Scientific Dialogue ROCKVILLE, Md. – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is pleased to announce the addition of 25 awards... Read More

Protecting Genetic Privacy of Immigrant Families

Protecting Genetic Privacy of Immigrant Families

In 2018, a legislative amendment was proposed that would protect the genetic privacy of immigrant families by restricting the use of their genetic material and data to helping reunify family members. The amendment would require that government officials restrict their use of DNA analysis to when it is truly needed and ensure that biological samples... Read More

11 Organizations Urge Cautious but Proactive Approach to Gene Editing

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 3, 2017 12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 Medical, Research, and Counseling Groups Issue Statement on Germline Genome Editing BETHESDA, MD – An international group of 11 organizations with genetics expertise has issued a policy statement on germline genome editing in humans,... Read More

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