STATEMENT American Society of Human Genetics Board of Directors On The Report of the ASHG Facing Our History – Building an Equitable Future Initiative

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)—and the research community it supports—believes in the power of human genetics to advance science, health, and society. However, ASHG and the field have failed to acknowledge, fully and consistently, the misuse of human genetics to serve unjust ends or take action to denounce such use. As the community’s... Read More


ASHG Documents and Apologizes for Past Harms of Human Genetics Research, Commits to Building an Equitable Future

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 10:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Media Contact: Kara Flynn, (202) 257-8424,  press@ashg.org Report and Board of Directors statement acknowledge contributions to racism and silence in the face of unjust uses of human genetics, as well as the organization’s pivots toward justice ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Human... Read More

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