Medical genetics is any application of genetic principles to medical practice. This includes studies of inheritance, mapping disease genes, diagnosis and treatment, and genetic counseling. Pharmacogenetics is the study of how drugs affect the body with respect to specific genetic backgrounds. Knowledge of these effects can improve effectiveness
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ASHG CME Policies and Procedure
(Just Now) All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME in support or justification of patient care recommendations must
Genetics and Genomics in Healthcare
(3 days ago) Translation of Research to Genetic and Genomic Medicine, and Public Health Advances in DNA sequencing technologies mean that it is now possible to conduct genomic analyses, including analysis of the entire genome of an individual human, that …
Evolution and Medicine
(Just Now) Evolution and Medicine Barton Childs, MD Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Biology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine What has evolution to do with medicine, or medicine with evolution? To some, the answer is very little. To a patient in the grip of intense precordial pain, evolution is …
(9 days ago) Human genetics and genomics are driving discovery and new applications across all facets of research, medicine, and society. ASHG programs enable people everywhere to better understand their genetic composition and basic genetics concepts, and to gain a new appreciation of humanity’s diversity and our shared genetic heritage as a single species.
Advocacy Fact Sheets
(2 days ago) DNA sequencing is a standard technique used in genetic research and medicine to read a person’s DNA code. Through DNA sequencing, researchers are investigating how the human genome functions and exploring the genetic causes of disease, and this knowledge is being translated into advances in …
Current Human Genetics Scholars
(1 days ago) Genomic Medicine Fellow Harvard Medical School/ Harvard School of Public Health/BWH/DFCI [email protected] Latrice Landry is a Fellow specializing in precision medicine and health disparities at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health.
The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG)
(3 days ago) The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) is a premier scientific journal publishing many of the most important findings in human genetics.Topics range from Mendelian disorders and complex traits to epidemiological studies and population genetics, novel tools and technologies for genetic analysis, and advances in medical applications of genetics and genomics.
ASHG Launches New Open Access Journal: HGG Advances
(5 days ago) These include: genomic medicine; cancer genetics and genomics; genetic, genomic, and molecular diagnostics; prenatal, perinatal, and reproductive genetics; and genetic counseling, ELSI, policy and education. Accordingly, in combination, AJHG and HGG Advances will capture for ASHG membership a more complete spectrum of human genetics research.
ASHG and Mayo Clinic Launch Educational Collaboration
(3 days ago) About Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The Center for Individualized Medicine discovers and integrates the latest in genomic, molecular and clinical sciences into personalized care for each Mayo Clinic patient. For more information, visit https:
Current and Past Exhibiting Companies
(5 days ago) Inova Translational Medicine Institute INTEGRA Biosciences Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. Interactive Biosoftware Invitae Irvine Scientific JAMA Network Karger Publishers Labcyte Inc. Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Partners Labroots LabWare, Inc. Lathrop Engineering Inc. LC Sciences Leica Biosystems Lexogen LifeLabs Genetics LifeMap Sciences
Genetics and the COVID-19 Pandemic
(1 days ago) In the second, Andrea Ganna, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, and colleagues reported a meta-analysis from the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, a collaborative, international effort to bring together the human genetics community to generate, share, …
ASHG Announces 2021 Board of Directors
(3 days ago) Ebony Shah-Williams, MS is a PhD candidate at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her research interests include health disparities research, population genetics, pharmacogenetics, Taxane Induced Peripheral neuropathy, breast cancer, serious adverse drug events, clinical pharmacology, and clinical trials.
Continuing Education Credits (CME, NSGC, and P.A.C.E.®)
(1 days ago) It is important that physicians comprehend the basic science that underlies clinical medicine. The American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting is the premier venue for this educational opportunity. Physicians, genetic counselors, laboratory geneticists, and clinical geneticists learn about the most up-to-date, cutting-edge discoveries
New ASHG Advocacy Tool: Report on the Economic Impact
(3 days ago) Genomics-based precision medicine is not only growing in its application for cancer treatment; it is also advancing applications in the treatment of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions.
ASHG Joining Forces with Groups across Broad Science and
(1 days ago) ASHG Joining Forces with Groups across Broad Science and Medicine Community. March 01, 2019 ASHG News. Posted By: Mona Miller, ASHG Executive Director. ASHG is increasing our direct national and international collaboration to achieve results …
Conduct of Genetics and Genomics Research
(8 days ago) Conduct of Genetics and Genomics Research. A SHG members are at the forefront of research on the human genome, studying its evolutionary history, structure, and function. Members also investigate the genetic underpinnings of health and disease, and translate discoveries into clinical advances. The Society supports robust, predictable
ASHG Honors Peter Byers, MD with the 2020 Victor A
(6 days ago) Dr. Byers is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Department of Medicine (Division of Medical Genetics) at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he has spent his entire academic career (fellow in Medical …
Board of Directors
(3 days ago) ASHG is a professional society, led by volunteers. Nominated and elected to serve on the Board consistent with the ASHG Bylaws, members guide the Society’s direction and resources, applying their broad perspective and diverse experience in the genetics and genomics research community.. The ASHG election for the 2022 Board of Directors opens on June 22.
The Economic Impact and Functional Applications of Human
(5 days ago) Professor of Medicine Director, Genetic and Epigenetic Origins of Disease Program, Cardiovascular Institute Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania David L. Nelson, PhD ASHG President (2018) Professor Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine Telephone and Email Interview Participants Todd R. Golub, MD
(7 days ago) (Personalized Medicine) Gene Editing and Gene Therapy Human-Microbe Interaction Environmental Genomics and Metagenomics Analyzing sequencing data from large and diverse populations to provide deep insights into disease biology and identify characteristics associated with health. Genetic and genomic testing to identify carrier status, and
ASHG and The Jackson Laboratory Launch Educational
(Just Now) JAX trustee and ASHG past president David Valle, MD, Henry J. Knott Professor and Director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, commended the new collaboration. “This is an exciting and vital educational partnership to advance the integration of genetics and genomics into medicine at this
What You Need to Know About FDA Oversight of Genomics
(1 days ago) Katherine Donigan, PhD, from the Personalized Medicine Staff at FDA began the session by speaking about the IDE regulation itself and her office’s role in ensuring public health and safety while supporting innovative research and discovery. She explained that genomics research has made great advancements since the IDE regulation went into
Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship
(Just Now) Applications for the 2022-23 fellowship will open in February 2022. Rapid advances in genetics and genomics research and personalized medicine have been paralleled by innovations in science education and public engagement. ASHG and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) co-sponsor the Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship to
ASHG Survey Finds Americans Strongly Support Human
(4 days ago) 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 applications, according to a new survey released today by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) in partnership with Research!America.
Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health: Realizing
(Just Now) Dr. Ginsburg and Dr. Penny: In 2007, the then Institute of Medicine, now the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, launched the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-based Research for Health to address the opportunities emerging from The Human Genome Project and its potential impact on health care. The Roundtable is unique in
ASHG to Launch Human Genetics and Genomics Advances, a New
(4 days ago) Published: Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, [email protected]org ASHG’s flagship publication The American Journal of Human Genetics reaffirms commitment to reflect full breadth and reach of field. ROCKVILLE, Md. – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) today announced it will launch Human Genetics and …
Careers in Genetics: Science/Health Policy
(7 days ago) Careers in Genetics: Science/Health Policy. Professionals in science policy work in many different capacities at the interface between science/medicine and public policy. Generally, they fall into two categories, those who infuse public policy with the most current scientific knowledge, and those who develop policy to guide scientific enterprise.
Michael J. Bamshad, MD, Named Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of
(2 days ago) Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan, 301.634.7346, [email protected]org Rockville, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today that Michael J. Bamshad, MD, has been named the inaugural editor-in-chief of Human Genetics and Genomics Advances (HGG Advances), the new open access journal …
Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD shares Insights on Precision
(6 days ago) Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD shares Insights on Precision Medicine in NHMA Twitter Chat. On May 7, ASHG partnered with the National Hispanic Medical Association to participate in their Twitter chat on precision medicine. ASHG Public Engagement and Advocacy Committee member Kenneth Ramos, MD, PhD answered questions about the All of Us Research Program.
Announcing the 2020-2022 Human Genetics Scholars
(8 days ago) Loren Saulsberry, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Health Services Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences at The University of Chicago. Her research program aims to evaluate and guide the implementation of pharmacogenomics (PGx) into clinical practice in a manner that advances health equity within genomic medicine.
Tuesday, October 19 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET
(8 days ago) Precision medicine leverages the patient’s genome to design therapies that results in improved outcomes. The relatively mature technology behind antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) allows for truly personalized therapy, but requires coordination between families, health care professionals, industry, and regulatory bodies.
Annual DNA Day Essay Contest
(9 days ago) Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. ASHG is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question
Recap: Genomic Medicine at the Population Level Webinar
(3 days ago) ASHG and The American Journal of Human Genetics ( AJHG) hosted the webinar Genomic Medicine at the Population Level to describe some of the major approaches being used in these studies around the world, and to highlight the progress in assembling the cohort of one million or more participants in the All of Us Research Program in the United States.
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), ASHG Careers
(7 days ago) The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus. Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH), located on GMC’s campus in Danville, is the region’s only dedicated 5-floor, 89 bed children's hospital with a full-service hospitalist program.
Considering Family Privacy in Genetic Research and Medicine
(6 days ago) Genetic information about an individual reveals genetic risk information about both the individual and other family members. ASHG issued a statement in 2000 considering the importance of family medical history in genetics research and its balance with ensuring the genetic privacy of research participants’ relatives, and one in 1998 commenting on this balance in the medical environment.
American Society of Human Genetics Honors both Kurt
(6 days ago) At Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he was the Chief of one of the first Divisions of Genetics for eight years and Chair of Pediatrics for 18 years. In addition to serving as a mentor to numerous trainees and faculty, he helped establish the first Masters level genetic counseling program at Sarah Lawrence College.
A pharmacogenetic model of alcohol consumption and
(Just Now) for Mathematical Medicine, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH. The Autism Genome Project is an international collaboration dedicated to gene discovery in Autism (AD). Due to the large quantities of clinical and molecular data, and the distribution of the project across many clinical groups and
NIH Leader Champions Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: ASHG
(3 days ago) Discoveries such as these are foundational in the pursuit of personalized medicine. Another rewarding body of work was the creation and launch of the U3 Administrative Supplement Program, which targets interdisciplinary research on populations of women that are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research.
Paper Spotlight Archives
(1 days ago) Trainee Author: Ozan Dikilitas, M.D. Senior Research Fellow Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN (Photo courtesy of Ozan Dikilitas) Dikilitas O, et al. Predictive utility of polygenic risk scores for coronary heart disease in three major racial and ethnic groups. 2020 The American Journal of Human Genetics 106(5):707-716.
New Report Indicates Annual Economic Impact of Human
(8 days ago) “In another example, we can see that genomics-based precision medicine is not only growing in applications for cancer treatment, it is also advancing applications in the treatment of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, and many other conditions.” Tripp also notes that the field of genetics and
Genetic Counseling Researchers Shape the Future of
(Just Now) Adam Buchanan is an assistant professor in the Genomic Medicine Institute at Geisinger, Co-Director of the MyCode Genomic Screening and Counseling program, and a member of the American Board of Genetic Counseling. His research focuses on access to genetic counseling and assessing behavioral and psychosocial outcomes of genetic counseling.
HGSI Scholar Q&A: Loren Saulsberry, Ph.D.
(9 days ago) Loren: I was attracted to genetics because of its significance to medicine and it being a truly translational field of scientific inquiry. I saw great value and purpose in addressing the complex health policy questions and challenges that arise because genetics touches upon areas of basic science, clinical care, and public health.