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2022 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. Happy DNA Day! 2022 Question The “Father of Genetics,” Gregor Mendel, was born 200 years ago in northern Moravia (now Czechia).  His experiments with pea plants led to observations and conclusions that became fundamental principles of genetic inheritance. These principles include: 1) Each organism... Read More

Celebrate DNA Day 2022 with ASHG

ASHG invites all members of the human genetics research community and beyond to celebrate DNA Day on April 25, from genetics professionals leading labs to students learning about Gregor Mendel’s pea pods for the first time. 2022 is a momentous year as it marks the 200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s birth. This year, ASHG’s DNA... Read More

Get to Know Michael Bauer, Geneticist and Science Communicator

Posted by Evelyn Mantegani, Manager, Public Engagement, Communications and Marketing, ASHG Michael Bauer, PhD, is a member of the Public Education and Awareness Committee (PEAC) and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a bioinformatician who specializes in cancer genomics using Next Generation Sequencing... Read More

Confronting the Past – A Necessary Path to Equity

To chart a path toward an equitable future, ASHG’s Board of Directors considered and approved in April 2021 an updated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Action Plan that recognizes a key strategic focus area, which is to acknowledge and reckon with a history of past harms linked to racism, eugenics, or other systemic forms... Read More

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