Statement

Supporting Geneticists in Advocating for Research

Supporting Geneticists in Advocating for Research

Continued funding and public support are essential for driving progress in genetics and genomics research. ASHG is committed to supporting members and the greater community in advocating for research to policymakers. Related: AJHG Perspective: Advocating for Genetics and Genomics Research to Policymakers (February 2020) Read More

Strengthening Diversity in STEM

Strengthening Diversity in STEM

A leading U.S. research enterprise requires full engagement of the entire STEM talent pool. ASHG supports the STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 to foster inclusivity and diversity in the research workforce. Related: Letter to House Leaders Supporting H.R. 2528 (July 2019) Read More

Advancing Research and Privacy Protections

Advancing Research and Privacy Protections

The responsible use of large-scale data to advance genetics and genomics research incorporates protections preserving the confidentiality of personal genetic information. ASHG asserts core privacy principles should be applied to all research, regardless of the funding source. Related: AJHG Perspective: Advancing Research and Privacy: Achievements, Challenges, and Core Principles (September 2019) Press Release: ASHG Asserts... Read More

Defining the Responsibility to Recontact Research Participants with New Genetic Findings

Defining the Responsibility to Recontact Research Participants with New Genetic Findings

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, press@ashg.org ASHG, Eight Partner Groups Define Key Issues and Principles ROCKVILLE, Md. – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), along with several co-signing organizations, issued a position statement today outlining whether, and to what extent, there is a responsibility... Read More

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