American Society of Human Genetics 2018 Annual Meeting

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Media Contact:
Ann Klinck
ASHG Communications Assistant


Tuesday to Saturday, Oct. 16-20, 2018


San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


The latest research in human genetics, presented in invited and platform (oral) sessions, posters, and more at the world’s largest human genetics meeting. Examples of ASHG 2018 sessions and topics (more detail found on the schedule).

Plenary sessions covering such topics as:

  • Discovery of novel dominant developmental disorders
  • Massive study identifying genes associated with autism
  • Measuring the dynamics of the human mutation rate

Special symposia:

  • Working with Big Data in the Cloud – Research and Privacy: Joint Session with the International Genetic Epidemiology Society and the International Society for Computational Biology
  • Rare Diseases and Rare Adverse Drug Reactions: Joint Session with the Pharmacogenomics Research Network
  • Origins of Our Species: Advances in Our Understanding of Ancient Humans in Africa: Presidential Symposium

Topics covered:

  • Cancer associations with a variety of genetic variants
  • Gene editing and CRISPR/Cas9
  • Bioinformatics, big data, and computational biology
  • Neurological traits and disease related to genetics
  • Omics research: the genome, proteome, transcriptome, epigenome, and more
  • Research with direct or future applications to medicine and healthcare
  • Precision and personalized medicine


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About the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Human Genetics is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and others with an interest in human genetics. The Society serves scientists, health professionals, and the public by providing forums to: (1) share research results through the ASHG Annual Meeting and in The American Journal of Human Genetics; (2) advance genetic research by advocating for research support; (3) educate current and future genetics professionals, health care providers, advocates, policymakers, educators, students, and the public about all aspects of human genetics; and (4) promote genetic services and support responsible social and scientific policies. For more information, visit:

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