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The American Society of Human Genetics hosts 58th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
Date:10/10/2008

mpact on health care practice, and the ethical, legal, and social consequences of this type of research:
  • David Altshuler, MD, PhD "The 1000 Genomes Project"
  • David Valle, MD "Translating GWAS Data: Bridging the Gap Between Scientific Discovery, Clinical Research and Health Care Practice"
  • Kathy Hudson, PhD "GWA Studies' Impact on Society: An Overview of Ethical, Legal and Social Implications and the Influence on Public Attitudes About Genetic Research"

Friday, November 14, 2008:

  • "Novel Genetic Disease Treatments and Therapies: From Scientific Discovery to Medical Delivery" will highlight some of the most exciting new scientific research on successful genetic disease treatments and therapies presented at the ASHG 2008 meeting, including: the results of a genome-wide association scan for genetic determinants of warfarin dosage, a successful enzyme replacement therapy for Type I Gaucher Disease, and breakthrough research on a new treatment that has the potential to be the first successful therapy for Huntington's Disease.

OTHER ASHG 2008 MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Presidential Symposium: "Human Genome Stories" featuring presentations from four distinguished invited speakers, including Craig Venter, PhD, founder of The Institute for Genomic Research, who played a central role in the race to map the human genome.
  • Presidential Address: "Principia Genetica: Our Future Science" presented by the current president of ASHG, Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Medical School.
  • The ASHG Communications Office will host an Invited Education Session intended for Society members and press attendees titled, "Genetics Education by the News and Entertainment Media: Paradox or Paradigm?" A panel of four expert speakers will address how geneticists can improve the way they communicate complex scientific research results to the media. This se
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Contact: Kristen Long
klong@ashg.org
240-281-2386
American Society of Human Genetics
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