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American Society of Human Genetics

Extraordinary advances in genetics are revolutionizing biomedical research, transforming medical care, and improving lives, and the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is a leading driver of progress.

ASHG is the largest and most diverse professional scientific membership organization for human genetics specialists in the world. Our mission is to advance human genetics in science, health, and society through excellence in research, education, and advocacy.

ASHG serves genetics researchers, educators, health professionals, and the public by providing forums to:

  • Share excellent genetics research through the world's largest genetics annual meeting, a field-leading research journal, and professional awards;
  • Enhance the development of genetics professionals, especially the next generation and emphasizing diversity and inclusion, through awards and fellowships;
  • Improve public understanding and appreciation of genetics and its impact on health through public outreach programs; and,
  • Promote policies that advance genetics research and responsible application, from federal research funding for genetics and policies that improve genetic literacy, enhance privacy and prevent genetic discrimination, and expand participation in research.

Watch the video below to find out more about the impact of ASHG awards and programs.

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