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ASHG Survey Finds Americans Strongly Support Human Genetics Research & Potential

ASHG Survey Finds Americans Strongly Support Human Genetics Research & Potential

Published: January 29, 2020, 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn or Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org Respondents Want Confidence in Data Privacy, Have Some Knowledge Gaps ROCKVILLE, Md. – As genetics and genomics knowledge expands rapidly throughout research, medicine, and society, Americans are excited and optimistic about this area of research and its emerging health... Read More

New Policy Statement Highlights Diversity and Inclusion Goals in Genetics and Genomics Research

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced that it has approved a new policy statement to guide its diversity and inclusion activities in support of the genetics and genomics workforce and in research participation. Last year, the... Read More

Researchers Quantify Cas9-Caused Off-Target Mutagenesis in Mice

Published: Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:35 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Scientists are finding new ways to improve the use of the CRISPR enzyme Cas9 and reduce the chances of off-target mutations in laboratory mice, according to new results from... Read More

Researchers Quantify Limitations of Health Reports from Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Health reports from direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests that use a limited variant screening approach often yield clinical false-negative results, which pose the risk of informing health care decisions based... Read More

Cystic Fibrosis Carriers at Increased Risk of Digestive Symptoms

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Media Contact: Ann Klinck, 301.634.7342, press@ashg.org Findings Reported at ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting HOUSTON, Texas – Researchers have found that carriers of the most common genetic variant that causes cystic fibrosis experience some symptoms similar to those of people with cystic fibrosis. These findings were... Read More

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