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March 15, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 6)

The American Society of Human Genetics

  • Many good links, resources for the general public, students, and professionals
  • Some cumbersome site navigation

Genes, genes, glorious genes! If you’re devoted to DNA, then make like a transposon and move on over to the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). A professional organization for human genetics specialists, the ASHG provides many resources on its website. One need not be a member of the society to take advantage of the links on the Education page. This page is teeming with information that is nicely organized into the categories K–12, undergraduate, graduate and postdoc, and simply “everyone”. Here you’ll find information about other genetics organizations and outreach programs, a graduate training program guide, and a nice list of links to other genetics websites. Beyond the educational resources, there are pages for the society’s publications, policy/advocacy, and meetings. Navigating the site can be a bit cumbersome (you sometimes must click tabs within tabs to display pages), but overall this is a nice online source of genetics information for students and professionals.

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