The American Society of Human Genetics
Founded in 1948,
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is the
primary professional membership organization for human
genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000
members represent a wide range of scientific, medical,
legislative, and advocacy/social service backgrounds.
ASHG’s mission is to: share scientific research results
through the Society’s Annual Meeting and in
The American Journal of Human
Genetics (AJHG); serve genetics professionals,
health care providers, legislators and the general public by
providing forums to educate these groups about advances in
genetic research and their applications in clinical
practice; promote genetic services; and advocate for
responsible social and scientific policies.
Founded in 1986 as the Alliance for Genetic
Genetic Alliance has become the world's leading
non-profit health advocacy organization committed to
transforming health through genetics.
Our open network connects members of parent and
family groups, community organizations,
advocacy organizations, professional societies, educational
institutions, corporations, and government agencies to
create novel partnerships. We actively engage in improving
access to information for individuals, families and
communities, while supporting the translation of research
into health care services.
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