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Jul 30, 2015, 11:40 ET

ACMG's Genetics in Medicine Journal Receives Record High Impact Factor of 7.329 for 2014: GIM Now in Top 4% of Indexed Journals

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

Jul 15, 2015, 14:08 ET

ACMG Provides Recommendations on Genetic Testing Through the Choosing Wisely® Campaign

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released a list of five things patients and providers should discuss regarding...

May 28, 2015, 08:00 ET

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Announces New Online "Genetics Academy" for Genetic and Genomic Education

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has unveiled its new ACMG Genetics Academy for Genetic and Genomic Education at...

Apr 02, 2015, 07:00 ET

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Announces New Board Members: Dr. Louanne Hudgins is ACMG President-Elect

At its 2015 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced the...

Mar 30, 2015, 07:00 ET

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Clinical Geneticist and Laboratory Director Dr. Jerry Feldman Elected President of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)

Gerald L. (Jerry) Feldman, MD, PhD, FACMG, of Detroit, Mich., is the new president of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG),...

Mar 05, 2015, 15:00 ET

ACMG Issues New Joint Guidelines for Determining Disease-Causing Potential of DNA Sequence Variations in Genetics in Medicine

In an effort to standardize interpretation and reporting of genomic test results, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (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
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced the new, first of its kind monthly live Genomics Online Case Conference:  The ACMG Genomics Case Conferences.  "This is the first monthly internet-based live case conference in the US," said Michael S. Watson, MS, PhD, FACMG.  The main focus of the ACMG Genomics Case Conferences will be on the adaption of exome or genome sequencing technology in clinical care.  ACMG provides new and innovative approaches to education in genetic medicine, including CME webinars, videos, in-person conferences, point-of-care tools like the popular Newborn Screening ACT Sheets mobile app, practice and lab guidelines and more. ACMG is the national medical society for healthcare professionals in clinical and medical genetics and genomics. www.acmg.net

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...

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...