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American Society of Human Genetics

American Society of Human Genetics to hold 2012 annual meeting, Nov. 6 to 10, in San Francisco

Gene discovery, next generation sequencing & non-invasive prenatal diagnosis among session topics

The American Society of Human Genetics will hold its 62nd annual meeting, Tuesday to Saturday, Nov. 6 to 10, at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

Over 6,000 scientists, medical geneticists and genetic counselors are expected to attend the ASHG annual meeting, the world's largest scientific conference on human genetics.

"The ASHG annual meeting provides a forum for presenting the highest quality basic and translational science and the latest clinical information in human genetics, as well as nurturing scientific collaborations through networking" said ASHG Executive Vice President Joann Boughman, Ph.D.

Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., ASHG president and professor of genome sciences and medicine at University of Washington, Seattle, will kick-off the conference, Tuesday, Nov. 6, by speaking on the topic, "The Scientist as a Citizen of the World."

The meeting's closing symposium, Saturday, Nov. 10, will address, "Present and Future Directions for Human Genetics."

Topics of the ASHG meeting's invited scientific sessions, platform presentations and posters will include:

Speaking at the presidential symposium, "Gene Discovery and Patent Law: Present Experience in the U.S. and in Europe," will be: Lori B. Andrews, J.D., ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Hank Greely, J.D., Mark Lemley, J.D., Stanford Law School, and Gert Matthijs, Ph.D., Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

The annual meeting also will feature presentations of ASHG's annual awards and the Gruber Genetics Prize.

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