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Aug 05, 2014, 15:17 ET

Genetics in Medicine Journal Receives Record High Impact Factor of 6.435 for 2013

 The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced that the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor Journal Citation Reports has...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:43 ET

James Bartley, MD, PhD; FACMG, Evan Jones, MBA; Matthew Rabinowitz, PhD; and David A.H. Whiteman, MD Elected to ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Board of Directors

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (www.acmgfoundation.org) recently announced that four new directors have been elected to join...

Apr 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

ACMG Updates Recommendation on "Opt Out" for Genome Sequencing Return of Results

There has been significant discussion surrounding the initial ACMG recommendations for the return of results from genome-scale sequencing issued in...

Feb 18, 2014, 07:27 ET

Pediatric Geneticist David B. Flannery, MD, FACMG, FAAP Joins American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as Medical Director

 David B. Flannery, MD, FACMG, FAAP has joined the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) as its new Medical...

Dec 30, 2013, 10:17 ET

ACMG Unveils New Physician Education CME Webinar Series: ACMG Genomics in Clinical Practice

Since the National Human Genome Project first revealed the human genome sequence, work began in earnest on how to apply this remarkable new...

Jul 19, 2013, 12:23 ET

ACMG Releases Statement on Access to Reproductive Options After Prenatal Diagnosis

 The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is concerned with the enactment of laws in some states that prevent or restrict...

Jun 13, 2013, 13:46 ET

ACMG Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patents

Today, The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in a unanimous decision, held that natural isolated DNA is not patentable. This is a...

Apr 17, 2013, 12:30 ET

The U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Challenging Patents on Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes: ACMG Is Plaintiff

 The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case seeking to invalidate patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and...

Mar 28, 2013, 11:11 ET

New President-Elect and Directors Elected to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Board of Directors

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recently announced that six new directors have been elected to its Board.  The...

Mar 28, 2013, 07:45 ET

Noted Geneticist Dr. Gail E. Herman is Elected President of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)

Gail E. Herman, MD, PhD, FACMG of Columbus, Ohio, is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the...

Mar 06, 2013, 10:50 ET

ACMG Announces New Smartphone App To Enhance ACMG Annual Meeting Experience

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just launched a smartphone mobile application "app" called ACMG 2013 to give...

Nov 07, 2012, 13:47 ET

ACMG Releases New Position Statement on the Public Disclosure of Clinically Relevant Genome Variants

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released a new official Position Statement on the Public Disclosure of Clinically...

Oct 18, 2012, 08:27 ET

New Video Encourages Medical Students to Consider a Residency in Medical Genetics

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has unveiled a new video aimed at encouraging medical students to pursue training in...

Sep 26, 2012, 08:27 ET

NBSTRN Unveils New, First-of-its-Kind Virtual Repository For Newborn Screening Researchers: New System Will Save Lives and Improve Newborn Testing

After one-and-a-half years of intense development, end-user testing, a successful pilot, and through a contract to the American College of Medical...

Aug 17, 2012, 08:00 ET
ACMG Foundation Remembers the Late Dr. David L. Rimoin by Renaming It's Most Prestigious Award the "ACMG Foundation David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics."  www.acmgfoundation.org.  (PRNewsFoto/American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics)

ACMG Foundation Announces Endowment Campaign to Establish The ACMG Foundation David L. Rimoin Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Genetics

The Board of Directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine have announced that the Foundation is honoring the late Dr. David...

Jul 31, 2012, 15:09 ET

ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces Two 2013-2014 ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Biochemical Genetics Fellowships Now Available -- Deadline August 15, 2012

 The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine announced that applications for the prestigious ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Clinical Genetics...

May 30, 2012, 10:57 ET

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Mourns the Loss of Founding President and Genetics Pioneer David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD

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...

Mar 29, 2012, 18:45 ET

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Releases Policy Statement on Genomic Sequencing

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released an important new Policy Statement on Genomic Sequencing.  Released...