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ASHG Partners with GSK to Foster Workforce Diversity and Inclusion in Genetics and Genomics

Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, Md. – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is pleased to announce a new partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the human genetics and genomics research community. GSK joins the National Human Genome Research Institute... Read More

Genetic Determinants of Fertility and Ongoing Natural Selection in Humans

Genetic Determinants of Fertility and Ongoing Natural Selection in Humans

Published: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — An international team of researchers who identified genetic variants associated with reproductive success say their findings could highlight mechanisms underlying fertility and infertility. In addition, their analyses detected genetic alleles under present-day selection, providing an insight into the... Read More

First Results of COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative Study  Announced at ASHG 2020 Virtual Meeting

First Results of COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative Study Announced at ASHG 2020 Virtual Meeting

Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:45 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis. Insights into why some people develop more severe symptoms than others and how to better treat the disease are desperately needed. The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative was created to study... Read More

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