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Rally for Medical Research

Rally for Medical Research

Written by Burcu Darst, ASHG Training and Development Committee Member, Nascent Transcript Lead November 2018  The 2018 Rally for Medical Research took place on September 12-13 in Washington, D.C., in the midst of the fiscal year 2019 budget negotiations for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). As representatives of ASHG trainees, Lauren Tindale, PhD,... Read More

Policy and Advocacy Activities at ASHG 2018

Policy and Advocacy Activities at ASHG 2018

Policy and Advocacy Activities at ASHG 2018 November 2018  One of the many opportunities afforded by this year’s ASHG Annual Meeting in San Diego was the chance to highlight important policy issues affecting genetics, as well as learn more about the Society’s efforts in policy and advocacy. I attended two sessions at this year’s meeting... Read More

ASHG 2018 Recap: Polygenic Risk Scores

ASHG 2018 Recap: Polygenic Risk Scores

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Brooke Wolford November 2018  What scientific themes did you identify at the ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting? You may remember several themes, including the need for genetics research in diverse populations, the power of large cohorts like the UK Biobank, and the applications of polygenic risk scores (PRS). A PRS, sometimes... Read More

GINA’s 10th Anniversary and the Future of Genetic Privacy

Written by Nascent Transcript writer Allison McCague August 2018 May 21 of this year marked the tenth anniversary of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), a landmark piece of legislation that Senator Ted Kennedy—one of the sponsors of the bill—called “the first civil rights bill of the new century of the life sciences.” GINA’s passage was the... Read More

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