European Society of Human Genetics

he European Society of Human Genetics is a non-profit organization. Its aims are to promote research in basic and applied human and medical genetics, to ensure high standards in clinical practice and to facilitate contacts between all persons who share these aims, particularly those working in Europe. The Society will encourage and seek to integrate research and its translation into clinical benefits and professional and public education in all areas of human genetics.

ESHG c/o Vienna Medical Academy Alserstrasse 4 1090 Vienna Austria

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Polygenic risk scores could improve colorectal cancer screening

Rates of colorectal cancer are high despite widespread adoption of screening programs in many high-income European countries. Such programs tend to use a one-size-fits-all approach where most people are screened starting ...


New retinal examination can predict a heart attack

Combining information about the pattern of blood vessels in the retina with genetic data can enable accurate prediction of an individual's risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and its potentially fatal outcome, myocardial ...

Oncology & Cancer

Exploring the deep link between cancer and genetics

As the cost of genome and exome sequencing falls, its use in characterizing rare diseases and personalizing cancer treatment, for example, is becoming far more frequent. But such analyses may throw up findings unrelated to ...

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