Announcement

Update on ASHG 2021 Annual Meeting

Dear ASHG Members, With the successful conclusion of ASHG’s first ever virtual meeting, we want to provide you with an update on the Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting. Given the continued uncertainty…

New Research

Capacities of Global Institutions for Gene Drive Governance

Gene drive technologies represent a promising approach to the reduction of the global health burden posed by insect-borne infectious diseases like malaria and dengue. The application of new…

NIH Announcement

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications in All of Us

(The following announcement is available online at All of Us, News and Events) Today the All of Us Research Program released the white paper “Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) in the …

Announcement

Welcome to ELSIhub – Your Portal to ELSI Resources

We are delighted to announce the launch of ELSIhub! ELSIhub is your resource; now is the time to make it your own.

Spotlight

The Forefront of Genomics: ELSI and NHGRI’s 2030 Strategic Vision

After two years of planning, the NHGRI released its 2030 “Strategic vision for improving human health at The Forefront of Genomics.” published in Nature on October 28, 2020. Acknowledging the…

New Research

Will the benefits of genomics research reach “All of Us”?

One approach to identifying new potential drug targets, Dr. Keolu Fox, a human geneticist in the Indigenous Futures Lab at the University of California, San Diego claims, is adding genetic…

In Memoriam

Albert R. Jonsen, PhD (1931-2020) Foundational Scholar of Bioethics

Albert R. Jonsen, PhD (1931-2020), a foundational figure and scholar in bioethics, died at his home in San Francisco on October 21, 2020. His extraordinary contributions to the field of bioethics and…

New Research

Corporate wellness programs, a threat to privacy?

Genetic testing is increasingly offered as a benefit in employer-sponsored health and wellness programs. Despite rapidly growing popularity of wellness programs, there is little evidence to support…