We attended the 67th annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics held in October in Orlando, FL. It was a very busy and exciting conference where many things happened:
Paulina presented the work “Characterization of the noncoding regulatory landscape within human-specific duplicated regions” at the platform session “Genome Structure and Function: The Contribution of Mutations to Human Genetic Diversity, Disease, and Evolution”.
Paulina was announced as one of the 9 postdoctoral finalists for the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. http://www.ashg.org/education/pdf/2017_Epstein_Awards_Web_listing.pdf
Megan served as moderator for the session: Genetic Architecture of Neurological Traits.
Additionally, one of our projects was featured in an ASHG press release that can be found here: http://www.ashg.org/press/201710-hsds.shtml
Thanks to the attention that the ASHG put on our work, this press release appeared in diverse websites across the world!