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2013-12-30 12:21:41

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the National Human Genome Project first revealed the human genome sequence, work began in earnest on how to apply this remarkable new knowledge to patient care. In an important step in helping current physicians and other healthcare professionals who are not board-certified geneticists to understand genomics in the clinical setting, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just created a series of...

2013-07-19 12:24:48

BETHESDA, Md., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is concerned with the enactment of laws in some states that prevent or restrict access to termination of pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders or congenital anomalies. The practice of medical genetics is predicated on the principle of providing patients with accurate information on the genetic disorder or congenital anomaly that affects them, a member...

2013-06-13 16:25:54

BETHESDA, Md., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in a unanimous decision, held that natural isolated DNA is not patentable. This is a thrilling victory for patients and ACMG is proud to have been a plaintiff on this important case. "We hold that a naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated," Justice Clarence Thomas said. As background, with breast cancer...

2013-04-17 12:26:13

BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case seeking to invalidate patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) was one of the first plaintiffs to sign onto this historic legal case. ACMG was also the first professional medical association to establish a position against gene patenting. In its 1999 ACMG Position Statement on Gene...

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...

2013-03-06 12:26:11

BETHESDA, Md., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just launched a smartphone mobile application "app" called ACMG 2013 to give attendees a convenient and comprehensive way to navigate the 2013 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting and a convenient method to receive and utilize program, speaker and exhibitor information before, during and after the Annual Meeting. The ACMG mobile app is available for iPhone and Android...

2013-03-06 08:27:51

BETHESDA, Md., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine and genetics professionals from around the world will be on hand to present bicycles to local Phoenix-area children from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as part of the ACMG's 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting and Conference in Exhibit Hall BCD of the Phoenix Convention Center, Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m. This is the third annual ACMG Foundation Day of Caring and is...

2013-01-07 08:25:49

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine has been awarded $50,000 for the David L. Rimoin Memorial Fund from the Los Angeles-based Sports Spectacular organization. This donation will support the David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award as well as provide for genetics training for up-and-coming medical geneticists. The late Dr. David Rimoin was a world-renowned geneticist whose work was supported by the Cedars-Sinai Sports...

2012-11-07 16:26:28

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released a new official Position Statement on the Public Disclosure of Clinically Relevant Genome Variants. This important new statement addresses the problems resulting from gene patent monopolies that have allowed some to develop proprietary databases of the clinical meaning of the variants in particular genes. Michael S. Watson, Ph.D., FACMG, executive director of the ACMG...

2012-10-18 07:26:03

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has unveiled a new video aimed at encouraging medical students to pursue training in medical genetics. The video, "Medical Genetics is the Future of Medicine," is available on The ACMG Channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/theacmgchannel and is also being distributed to medical schools and Medical Genetics Training Programs around the country. Individuals may also request a...