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Media alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020

April 22-26, 2020 in DC Metro area

Genetics Society of America

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. TAGC 2020 will feature the latest discoveries from researchers at the leading edge of what is possible in the biological and biomedical sciences.

This meeting from the Genetics Society of America brings together the C. elegans, Drosophila, mammalian, Xenopus, yeast, zebrafish, and population, evolutionary, and quantitative genetics research communities--along with those researching humans, plants, and agricultural species. With fundamental and applied research on human disease, aging, cancer, neuroscience, evolution, genomics, new technology, ethics, and more, there will be stories for every beat.

Keynote Speakers include:

Sue Biggins, HHMI/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Pat Brown, Impossible Foods/Stanford University

Ed Buckler, USDA-ARS, Cornell University

Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre

Abby Dernburg, HHMI/UC Berkeley

Claude Desplan, New York University

Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University

Elaine Fuchs, HHMI/Rockefeller University

Jon R. Lorsch, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Sally Otto, University of British Columbia

Alex Schier, Harvard University

J. Paul Taylor, HHMI/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

John Wallingford, University of Texas at Austin

Keith Yamamoto, UC San Francisco

Feng Zhang, HHMI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plus an address from the 2020 recipient of the Gruber Genetics Prize.

The conference will feature a wide range of concurrent scientific sessions, workshops, exhibits, and a special Story Collider event. TAGC's themes are:

New Technology and Resources | Genomics and Systems Biology | Evolutionary and Population Genetics | Quantitative Genetics | Developmental Genetics | Intracellular Dynamics | Gene Regulation | Disease Models and Aging | Genome Integrity | Neurogenetics | Ethical, Legal, Social Issues | Training and Education

Eligible members of the media receive complimentary Press Registration and access to embargoed materials. To reserve your spot, please contact Communications Director Cristy Gelling:


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