Public Engagement

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

Efforts to Indigenize Genomics with Support of the HGSI

Posted By: Krystal Tsosie, MPH, MA, 2019-21 Human Genetics Scholar As an ASHG Human Genetics Scholars Initiative awardee, I want to thank the Society for enabling my international research endeavors to connect globally with Indigenous scholars. I was invited to present at the SING Indigenous Genomics conference at the University of Waikato in New Zealand... Read More

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

U.S. Public Views of Genetics: An ASHG Survey

U.S. Public Views of Genetics: An ASHG Survey

As genetics and genomics knowledge expands rapidly across research and medicine, Americans are excited and optimistic about this area of research and its possible benefits, according to a survey released in January 2020 by ASHG in partnership with Research!America. The survey finds the large majority of Americans agree genetic knowledge will be important to their... Read More

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