Statement

How science will help us move forward in 2021

In 2021, the genetics and genomics community needs to communicate to policymakers how the field of human genetics and genomics is transforming biomedical research and medicine, including its essential role in combatting COVID-19. This is important for ensuring that policies enable a thriving scientific enterprise and provide resources for research advances. Related: AJHG Perspective: How... 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

Advancing Diverse Participation in Research

Advancing Diverse Participation in Research

ASHG remains committed to its vision that people everywhere realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics research. It is imperative for participation in genetics and genomics research to reflect humanity’s diversity. In engaging with vulnerable populations, it is essential that researchers guard against harm resulting from their participation. Related: AJHG Perspective: Advancing Diverse Participation... Read More

ASHG Opposes New Federal Rule on Online Training of International Students

ASHG Opposes New Federal Rule on Online Training of International Students

Media Contact: Kara Flynn, ASHG Senior Director, Public Engagement, Communications & Marketing, 202.257.8424, press@ashg.org For Immediate Release ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) opposes the new rules announced by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program of U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) regarding online learning by international students attending U.S. universities and... Read More

Defending Reproductive Freedom

Defending Reproductive Freedom

ASHG supports a woman’s right to make her own reproductive decisions, particularly upon learning that her fetus has a genetic or congenital disorder and has been informed by a licensed or certified health care professional—a view originally articulated in 1991 and reaffirmed and updated in 2020. This includes, among other options, the right to choose... Read More

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