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Improving Diversity & Inclusion: ASHG’s New Policy Statement

March 2020 In May 2019, ASHG leadership released the Society’s 2019-23 Strategic Plan, a document driving the next few years of Society priorities that outlines key avenues to advance the field and benefit members. To help achieve the Society’s vision that people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research, we understood that diversity and inclusion would need to be a priority.   There is a growing recognition that when the genetic diversity of humans... Read More

Michael Bamshad, MD

Michael Bamshad, Human Genetics and Genomics Advances Editor-in-Chief, on ASHG’s New Open Access Journal 

March 2020 Human Genetics and Genomics Advances (HGG Advances), the newest member of the ASHG family, is a high-quality, society-led open access (OA) publishing option for the research community. Michael Bamshad, MD, will lead the journal as Editor-in Chief.  The way that human genetics research is done is rapidly changing, characterized by more collaborative, networked,... Read More

Fall 2019 Board Meeting Roundup

December 2019 The Fall 2019 ASHG Board meeting was held in Houston, Texas on October 14-15. The Board focused on work to be done for the Strategic Plan, important steps to maintain strong financial management, and strategic consideration of partnerships. It recognized hard work by committees, working groups, and Society staff in a productive and... Read More

Behind the Scenes: Developing the ASHG 2019 Press Program

Each year, the ASHG Annual Meeting hosts over 8,500 attendees from around the world for five days of the latest science, unparalleled networking, and opportunities to grow professionally and build skills. Among those attendees are 30-40 reporters, who are looking for the next big research and clinical advances, the most intriguing new technology, and inspiring... Read More

Mary Woolley President, Research!America

Advocating for Research with Mary Woolley, Research!America

Outside Voices: Advocating for Research with Mary Woolley, Research!America December 2019 ASHG: What is the state of support for biomedical research in Washington today? Ms. Woolley: After several years of flat federal funding for research that, due to inflation, nearly wiped out the increases seen during the years of doubling the NIH budget, we have... Read More

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