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American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting

American Society of Human Genetics

WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday, Oct. 17-21, 2017

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, South Building 9800-9899 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819

WHAT: Invited and platform (oral) sessions, posters, and other presentations of the latest research in human genetics. Examples of ASHG 2017 sessions and topics:

Plenary sessions featuring high-scoring abstracts on gene expression, risk factors for breast cancer and melanoma, genetic factors associated with autism, and more (Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-7:00 pm; Friday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:00 pm; Saturday, Oct. 21, 11:00 am-12:30 pm)

Invited sessions on diversity in genomics research, human brain evolution, single-cell genomics, complex traits, and more (Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:15-6:15 pm, and Friday, Oct. 20, 2:30-4:30 pm)

Joint symposium with the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics on the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders, brain development, copy number variation, and genetic counseling for psychiatric disorders (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm)

Genetics of cancer, including novel genes and rare variants (Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11:00 am-12:30 pm; Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:00-10:30 am), penetrance of cancer risk genes (Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9:00-10:30 am), definition of risk (Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:00 am-12:30 pm), and effects of noncoding variants (Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:00 am-12:30 pm)

Detection and impact of mosaicism in human disease, from identifying and quantifying variants to assessing health effects (Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9:00-10:30 am)

Issues related to genetics in the clinic, including analysis of variants of unknown significance (Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11:00 am-12:30 pm), data sharing to improve such analysis (Friday, Oct. 20, 9:00-10:00 am), return of sequencing and carrier status findings to patients (Friday, Oct. 20, 9:00-10:00 am), and stakeholder perspectives on the use of these technologies (Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:00 am-12:30 pm)

Microbiome and host genetics, including variation across geographic areas, among species, and within families (Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:00-10:30 am)

Gene-by-environment interactions in the study of metabolic traits (Friday, Oct. 20, 9:00-10:00 am) and other phenotypes (Friday, Oct. 20, 10:15-11:15 am)

Analysis of the transcriptome in neurological/neuropsychiatric disease (Friday, Oct. 20, 9:00-10:00 am) and transcriptome-wide association studies (Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:45-10:45 am)

Approaches to the genetics (Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:30-9:30 am) and gene expression (Friday, Oct. 20, 9:00-10:00 am) of Type 2 diabetes

#ASHG17 Tweetup, an informal gathering for drinks, appetizers and conversation among people using social media at the meeting (Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:45-8:45 pm, The Pub Orlando)

HOW: Advance press registration (recommended):

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