Outreach

2020 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

2020 DNA Day Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners and thank you all for participating. Happy DNA Day! Thank you for making this another successful year! We received many submissions from students in 39 U.S. states, and 28 non-U.S. countries. We would also like to thank the ASHG members who participated in judging the essays. Certificates/Essay Feedback: Participation certificates and... Read More

Enabling the Public to Realize the Benefits of Genetics Research

March 2020 Research in human genetics and genomics is moving rapidly into all areas of science and health, and it’s important to understand public views of research progress and participation in research. By understanding how the public views our field, we can identify opportunities for new programs that help us fulfill our vision that people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and... Read More

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

Get to Know Kate Garber, Educator and Science Communicator

Posted By: Evelyn Mantegani, Public Education & Engagement Specialist, ASHG   Kate Garber, PhD, is a member of the GENE Network and co-chair of the ASHG Public Education & Awareness Committee. She is on the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, where she runs the genetics curriculum for medical and physician assistant students and directs... Read More

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