Statement

Supporting Responsible Stem Cell Research

Supporting Responsible Stem Cell Research

ASHG members have interest in many questions raised in public discussion of the use of stem cells in biomedical research. ASHG supports federally funded stem cell research and the appointment of an advisory body to foster and maintain public confidence in this area of research. Related: ASHG Statement on Stem Cell Research (August 2001) ASHG... Read More

Understanding Behavioral Genetics

Understanding Behavioral Genetics

Behavioral genetics brings to light both genetic and environmental influences on behavior. ASHG commented on the state of this field, including recent accomplishments, future directions, and methods, in a 1997 statement. Related: Statement: Developments in Human Behavioral Genetics: Past Accomplishments and Future Directions (June 1997) Read More

Considering Genetic Testing and Insurance

Considering Genetic Testing and Insurance

Most traits are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. In a 1995 background statement, ASHG considers how genetic testing results should be used in insurance, if at all, as well as associated ethical and policy questions. Related: ASHG Background Statement on Genetic Testing and Insurance (January 1995) Read More

Analyzing Genetic Testing in Adoption

Analyzing Genetic Testing in Adoption

In 2000, recognizing the potential for increased use of genetic testing in adoption, ASHG and the American College of Medical Genetics issued recommendations for its use in newborns and children, keeping the best interests of the child paramount. This followed a brief 1991 report on points to consider related to genetics and adoption. Related: Statement... Read More

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