Neurogenetics

Do You Love DNA as Much as Jim Sikela?

Posted by: Nalini Padmanabhan, MPH, ASHG Communications Manager About ten years ago, ASHG’s education department was looking for creative ways to teach human genetics and make it more appealing to K-12 students and teachers. Longtime member James Sikela, PhD, happened to have just the thing: his original song “I Love DNA,” sung and recorded with... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Sureni Mullegama

Trainee Author: Sureni Mullegama, PhD ABMGG Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellow University of California, Los Angeles (Photo courtesy Dr. Mullegama) Sureni Mullegama et al. Clinical and Molecular Aspects of MBD5-Associated Neurocevelopmental Disorder (MAND). European Journal of Human Genetics, 24, 1235-1243, (2016). This review provides a comprehensive description of the current state of research for a group of disorders recently... Read More

Researchers Explore How Zika Infection Causes Microcephaly

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:15 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that... Read More

Researchers Perform Large Genome-wide Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – In a large-scale, genome-wide analysis of more than 110,000 samples, a worldwide consortium of scientists has identified 200 genetic loci associated with multiple sclerosis... Read More

ASHG 2016 Tipsheet: Neurogenetics

ASHG 2016 Tipsheet: Neurogenetics

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Monday, October 3, 2016 12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) WHEN: Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 18-22, 2016 WHERE: American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting Vancouver Convention Centre 999-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 0C3 WHAT: Invited and platform (oral) sessions and... Read More

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