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ASHG Congratulates Geneticists Doudna and Charpentier on Nobel Prize in Chemistry

ASHG Congratulates Geneticists Doudna and Charpentier on Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Published: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 11:00 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) applauds and congratulates geneticists Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, and Jennifer Doudna, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley, on their honor... Read More

American Society of Human Genetics Statement Regarding Concepts of “Good Genes” and Human Genetics

American Society of Human Genetics Statement Regarding Concepts of “Good Genes” and Human Genetics

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org Attributable to Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, ASHG President Note: In light of recent comments about the role of genetics in society, the American Society of Human Genetics is issuing this statement to reiterate genetics facts and knowledge, as well... Read More

ASHG Names Chazeman Jackson, PhD, to New Position of Senior Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

ASHG Names Chazeman Jackson, PhD, to New Position of Senior Director, Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 3:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, 202.257.8424 press@ashg.org ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today that Chazeman S. Jackson, PhD, MA, will join the Society as its first senior director, diversity, equity and inclusion on October 19. In service to the Society’s mission... Read More

Affirming Importance of Diversity in Research, ASHG Highlights Need for Care when Engaging Vulnerable Populations

Affirming Importance of Diversity in Research, ASHG Highlights Need for Care when Engaging Vulnerable Populations

Published: Thursday, September 3, 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) today issued a new organizational position statement strongly affirming the need for broad public participation in genetics and genomics research and highlighting the need to understand and protect against potential harm to... Read More

Illumina Corporate Foundation Grant Helps Expand Online Professional Education in Human Genetics and Genomics

Illumina Corporate Foundation Grant Helps Expand Online Professional Education in Human Genetics and Genomics

Published: Wednesday, August 12, 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) has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Illumina Corporate Foundation to support the expansion of ASHG’s Online Professional Education Program over the next two years. At a time when... Read More

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