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ASHG Announces 2022 Winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest
Contest Addressed the Impact of Gregor Mendel’s Discoveries on Today’s Research

Published: Monday, April 25, 2022, 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Krystal Foster, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today the winners of its 2022 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students and teachers worldwide to learn... Read More

Variant Bio Partners with ASHG in Support of the 2022 Developing Country Awards Program

Variant Bio Partners with ASHG in Support of the 2022 Developing Country Awards Program

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 11:00 AM U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org   ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced that Variant Bio has joined in partnership with ASHG to support the Society’s 2022 Developing Country Awards. ASHG and Variant Bio both recognize that diverse interests, backgrounds, and voices are crucial to driving greater... Read More

ASHG Launches Impact Partnerships for Equity in Genetics and Genomics Research <br/><h4><em>Illumina and Invitae Join as Founding Partners</em></h4>

ASHG Launches Impact Partnerships for Equity in Genetics and Genomics Research

Illumina and Invitae Join as Founding Partners

Published: Monday, January 31, 2022, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced the launch of the ASHG Genetics and Genomics Impact Partnerships program. Illumina, a leader in next-generation genomic sequencing technologies, and Invitae, a leading medical genetics company, have joined as founding partners. “The opportunity to... Read More

Statement by American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) President Gail Jarvik Regarding Research Published in AJHG on Evolving Use of Ancestry,  Ethnicity, and Race in Genetics Research

Statement by American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) President Gail Jarvik Regarding Research Published in AJHG on Evolving Use of Ancestry, Ethnicity, and Race in Genetics Research

Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2021, 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – “As genetics and genomics research advances to benefit all people, ASHG welcomes important research findings raised by Byeon et al in the article ‘Evolving Use of Ancestry, Ethnicity, and Race in Genetics Research – a Survey Spanning Seven Decades,’... Read More

ASHG Launches Project to Acknowledge and Reckon with Historic Harms in Human Genetics as Part of Pathway to Building an Equitable Future

ASHG Launches Project to Acknowledge and Reckon with Historic Harms in Human Genetics as Part of Pathway to Building an Equitable Future

Published: Tuesday, December 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced a major year-long initiative to understand and document experiences of past injustice, as well as progress toward justice, in the human genetics research field and the Society. With this important step, the... Read More

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