Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

ASHG, The Jackson Laboratory Launch Educational Collaboration

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014
Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
Bookmark and Share
New programs aim to integrate genetics and genomics into medicine.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) have announced a formal collaboration under which the two organizations will produce and deliver high-quality educational programs to integrate genetic and genomic advances into healthcare.

“Human genetics and genomics are evolving rapidly and these advances are reshaping significant areas of the healthcare landscape and medical education,” said Edison Liu, MD, President and CEO of JAX. “To keep pace with new developments and integrate them into clinical practice, JAX and ASHG will develop programs to educate groups such as students and trainees, primary care and other physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and social workers.”

ASHG and JAX share a history of working - both independently and together - to promote genetics education. Of note, ASHG members and JAX faculty have jointly organized and taught an annual, two-week “Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics” at Bar Harbor for more than 50 years. Through the new collaboration, JAX and ASHG will further coordinate their educational activities by developing complementary programs and avoiding duplication of resources.

“ASHG and JAX are particularly well suited to advancing genetic and genomic literacy,” said Joseph D. McInerney, MA, MS, Executive Vice President of ASHG. “The faculty and members of our two organizations are the individuals conducting the latest research into genetics and human health and disease. This collaboration will allow us to combine their areas of expertise and reach larger audiences than ever before.”

JAX trustee and ASHG past president David Valle, MD, Henry J. Knott Professor and Director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, commended the new collaboration. "This is an exciting and vital educational partnership to advance the integration of genetics and genomics into medicine at this critical time," he said.

The first joint JAX-ASHG educational program will aim to educate primary care physicians on cancer genetic testing. The program is slated for launch in November 2014 and will take place at the new Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Conn.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,900+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

DNA Variants Explain Over 10% of Inherited Genetic Risk for Heart Disease
About 10.6% of the inherited genetic risk for developing coronary artery disease (CAD) can be explained by specific DNA variations.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Exome Sequencing: Potential Diagnostic Assay for Unexplained Intellectual Disability
Research findings confirming that de novo mutations represent a major cause of previously unexplained intellectual disability were presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting.
Monday, November 12, 2012
New Method Helps Link Genomic Variation to Protein Production
Research presented at American Society of Human Genetics 2012.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Scientific News
Shedding Light on HIV Vaccine Design
Broadly speaking - Mathematical modelling of host-pathogen coevolution sheds light on HIV vaccine design.
AACC 2016 Sees Clinical Chemistry Labs Drive Precision Medicine Offerings
Biomarker assays to enable precision medicine and risk assessment, mass spec-based tests designed for use in clinical labs large and small, and liquid biopsy technology captured the spotlight at the AACC annual meeting.
Automated Patch Clamping Trends
Learn more about current practices, preferences and metrics in ion channel drug screening using APC technology.
Lab-on-a-Stick: Miniaturised Clinical Testing For Fast Detection Of Antibiotic Resistance
A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.
Genetic Ancestry of Cultivated Strawberry Unravelled
UNH scientists constructed a linkage map of the seven chromosomes of the diploid Fragaria iinumae, which allows them to fill in a piece of the genetic puzzle about the eight sets of chromosomes of the cultivated strawberry.
Progress In Vaccination Against Vespid Venom
Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University Munich have presented a method which facilitates a personalised procedure for wasp allergy sufferers.
New Drug Target for Inflammatory Disorders
Penn study finds enigmatic molecules maintain equilibrium between fighting infection and inflammatory havoc.
Breast Cancer Cells Found To Switch Molecular Characteristics
Spontaneous interconversion between HER2-positive and HER2-negative states could contribute to progression, treatment resistance in breast cancer.
Mechanisms of Calcium Blockers
Researchers describe how the fundamental mode of action of two distinct chemical classes of calcium channel blockers differs.
Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy
Genetic test can help predict survival and guide treatment options.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!