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Public Education about Genetics with Carla Easter, NHGRI

March 2020 ASHG: Why is public engagement with science important for both researchers and the public?  Dr. Easter: As researchers, when we think about the need to engage with the public as research participants and partners in the process, we want people to understand what they’re being asked to do and why it matters. This empowers them to make decisions about participation, but also makes it... Read More

Supporting Geneticists in Advocating for Research

Supporting Geneticists in Advocating for Research

Continued funding and public support are essential for driving progress in genetics and genomics research. ASHG is committed to supporting members and the greater community in advocating for research to policymakers. Related: AJHG Perspective: Advocating for Genetics and Genomics Research to Policymakers (February 2020) 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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