American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society's nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics.
The mission is to advance human genetics in science, health, and society through excellence in research, education, and advocacy
Members of ASHG embrace a commitment to become fluent in the language of the genome, understand human variation, and promote the public health. As we transfer new knowledge to the next generation of genetics professionals and the public, we will translate new ideas into improved clinical practice.