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Genomics: Professional Organizations

Genomics in Research: A Library Guide for Scientists and Scholars

Professional Organizations

American Society of Human Genetics ASHG -- Established in 1948, (ASHG) is the world’s largest professional community driving the field of human genetics and genomics research and translation.

The Human Genome Organization (HUGO) -- HUGO was conceived in 1988 at the first meeting on Genome Mapping and Sequencing at Cold Spring Harbor, New York. From an initial group of 42 scientists from 17 countries, HUGO has increased its membership to over 2,000 members, from across 92 countries in a period of two decades.

The Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) -- The Association for Clinical Genomic Science is the new name for the Association for Clinical Genetic Science. It was established in December 2012 from a merger of the Association for Clinical Cytogenetics and the Clinical Molecular Genetics Society with the vision of bringing together scientists working within genetics into one professional association.

Genetics Society of America -- Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional membership organization for scientific researchers and educators in the field of genetics.