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Jun 15, 2017, 11:33 ET ACMG's Genetics in Medicine Journal Receives Record High Impact Factor of 8.229 for 2016: GIM Now in Top 2.5% of All Indexed Journals

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


Apr 26, 2017, 15:38 ET Jeffrey Hawkins of Illumina is Elected to the Board of ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Jeffrey A. Hawkins, Vice President and General Manager of Reproductive Genetic Health at Illumina, Inc., has been elected to the ACMG Foundation...


Mar 24, 2017, 08:00 ET The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Announces New Board Members and President-elect

During the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics welcomed four new...


Mar 23, 2017, 09:00 ET Stanford University Clinical Geneticist Dr. Louanne Hudgins Begins Presidency with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)

Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG, of Palo Alto, Calif., is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the...


Jul 25, 2016, 13:19 ET Applications are Now Available for ACMG Foundation/Shire Laboratory Geneticist Fellowship Awards and Clinical Genetics Residency Program

Applications are now being accepted for the ACMG Foundation/Shire Laboratory Geneticist Fellowship Awards and Clinical Genetics Residency Program....


Jun 22, 2016, 16:48 ET ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting Named One of the Fastest Growing Meetings in USA for Fourth Time

 The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics was once again honored by Trade Show Executive Magazine as one of the fastest-growing...


Jun 20, 2016, 10:09 ET ACMG Efforts Lead to AMA's Support of Health Coverage for Medical Food Products: Resolution 122 - Health Coverage For Nutritional Products For Inborn Errors Of Metabolism

At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) submitted Resolution 122...


Feb 02, 2016, 09:00 ET Leading National Genetics Foundation to Present Adapted Bikes to Tampa Area Children with Genetic Conditions at Heartwarming "Day of Caring"

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine and genetics professionals from around the world will be on hand to present bicycles to 17...


Dec 17, 2015, 17:03 ET Expansion of Genomic Tests Prompts Revised ACMG Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

 The rapid development of genomic tests offered directly to consumers without the guidance of a knowledgeable medical professional has prompted...


Oct 27, 2015, 15:01 ET ACMG Makes Strong Recommendations on Regulatory Framework for Laboratory-Developed Tests (LDTs)

 This week, as part of a coalition working with the American Medical Association, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG),...


Oct 22, 2015, 11:13 ET Media Alert: Complimentary Press Registration is Now Open for the ACMG 2016 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

 From Secondary Findings and Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing to Cancer Genetics, Prenatal and Reproductive Genetics, the focus of the ACMG...


Feb 05, 2015, 20:30 ET Expanded Carrier Screening in Reproductive Medicine: New Joint Statement is Released in ACOG's Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Carrier screening for inherited genetic disorders is an important part of preconception and prenatal care for the nearly 4 million women who...


Nov 14, 2014, 08:00 ET ACMG Releases Member Survey Results on Secondary Findings and Reinforces Earlier Recommendations in New Policy Statement on Secondary Findings

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just released two documents "online ahead of print" in its peer-reviewed...


Oct 27, 2014, 09:30 ET ACMG To Introduce New, First-of-its-Kind Monthly Live Online Genomics Case Conference Series

 Case Conferences are a staple of training and education at hospitals and academic medical centers around the country.  But in a novel new...


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...


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...