Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 17:34 EDT

Latest ACMG Stories

2013-03-28 08:28:05

BETHESDA, Md., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG of Columbus, Ohio, is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the national professional organization for clinical genetics professionals. Dr. Herman takes over from Wayne W. Grody, MD, PhD, of Los Angeles, Calif., who completed his two-year term at the 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, in March. "I've been doing clinical genetics...

2012-08-17 02:21:54

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine have announced that the Foundation is honoring the late Dr. David L. Rimoin, founding president of ACMG and former president of the ACMG Foundation by renaming its most prestigious award, The David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120817/DC55781) Dr. Rimoin, a luminary in the field...

2012-05-30 06:25:51

BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a career that spanned nearly half a century, Dr. David L. Rimoin, founding president of ACMG and in many ways the founder of one of the most fast-paced specialties in modern clinical medicine, passed away on Sunday May 27, 2012 in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer, which had only been diagnosed a few days before. Dr. Rimoin was a giant in the field of medical genetics. He leaves not only an enduring legacy but also a...

2012-02-15 06:27:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Technologies that allow for the evaluation of the entire human genome have become increasingly inexpensive and show great promise in clinical application. Among the first of these technologies to move into the practitioner's clinic are the cytogenomic or chromosomal arrays that detect changes in copy number of genetic material throughout the human genome. Rare and new variations have been a part of cytogenetic analysis since its...

2011-08-11 15:51:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has just unveiled a brand new ACMG Online Live Learning Center, which will bring online genetics education to a variety of health care professionals. This valuable, on-demand resource brings the latest educational programming in genetics and genomics from ACMG's live learning offerings such as the Genetics Review Course and Annual Meeting Short Courses to health professionals who are practicing in,...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

Leading interactive multichannel retailer HSN will offer customers another opportunity to see and learn more about the tremendous benefits of Hydroxatone® when the line of anti-aging skincare products returns April 11 and 12, following its highly successful debut in February. While on HSN, beauty experts will educate viewers on the efficacy and clinically-shown results that are attainable using this innovative line of creams and beauty treatments. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) April 11, 2011...

2009-12-01 07:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has a long-standing position that genes are products of nature, and as such should not be patentable. ACMG has provided comments to the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society (SACGHS) about its views on an ongoing basis. The recent recommendations of the SACGHS recognize that gene patenting is creating problems both in access to genetic testing and in insuring the quality...

2009-02-03 10:50:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF) has unveiled a new website at www.acmgfoundation.org. "The new ACMG Foundation website is not only a great way to learn about what the Foundation is but also to see first-hand how the initiatives of the ACMG and the Foundation save lives and improve human health through the translation of genetic discoveries into better patient care," says R. Rodney Howell, MD, FACMG, President of the...