Message from Jeff Murray, ASHG 2013 President: "Although our society turned 65 this year it is far from ready for retirement. Our members have led the way as changes in knowledge, technology, policy and education have challenged our mission over the last seven decades. Genetics has never been more central than it is today to the national and international conversations surrounding science and its application in health, law and teaching. But we must ever focus our commitment to being a part of the solution to the changes that confront us. Having an engaged and active membership who create a strategic vision for our future can ensure that we increase in relevance and utility for ASHG in particular and for advancing the good of society in general."
Middleton A, Parker M, Bragin E, Wright C, Firth H, Hurles M on behalf of the DDD Study (2013) International views on sharing incidental findings from whole genome research. 63rd American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in Boston, MA October 22-26. Spoken presentation.