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Science and Society: Be Inclusive, Not Insular

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Sumantra Chatterjee November 2017 A few days ago, I found myself sitting next to a news reporter at a scientific meeting, who lamented that all the beautiful work done by scientists is never explained properly to the public and that the gap between science and the general society is increasing. That... Read More

Question-Asking Behavior: Interview with Natalie Telis

Nascent Transcript writer Brooke Wolford interviewed Natalie Telis, a 5th year PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University. November 2017  Diversity was a recurring theme at the American Society of Human Genetics’ 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida—from the Presidential Address by Nancy Cox, PhD, to the final talk in the opening plenary session... Read More

What to Do at the ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting

Written by Training and Development Committee member, Julie Jurgens. August 2017 Orlando, Here We Come! With ASHG’s 2017 Annual Meeting right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of all that this event has to offer. The meeting offers many opportunities for trainees to present their work, develop career... Read More

Interview with Rachel Gore, Trainee in Genetic Counseling

Nascent Transcript writer Brooke Wolford interviewed Rachel Gore, who will be a 2018 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University/NHGRI Genetic Counseling Training Program. August 2017  Genetic counselors are an integral part of the American Society of Human Genetics, with a perspective that informs and inspires both science and policy, complementing the work of PhD and... Read More

Interview with Derek Scholes, PhD, Director of Science Policy at ASHG

Contributed by TDC member Julie Jurgens May 2017 ASHG: What are some of the genetic policy items that ASHG is currently discussing? Dr. Scholes: The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR1313) is currently a major focus. This legislation, recently introduced in the U.S. Congress, would eviscerate key genetic privacy protections in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA prevents employers... Read More

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