Genetic Diseases of the Kidney

Kidney Organoids: A Novel Tool to Study PKD

Shaping the future: kidney organoids derived from patient cells model aspects of PKD.

Big Steps Taken Towards Bionic Kidney

Moving kidney care into the future: one of the many studies presented at Kidney Week that generated global interest.

CJASN Ends One Era and Begins Another

As highlighted at today's plenary session, at year's end ASN Editor-in-Chief Gary Curhan, MD, ScD, FASN hands off the editorship of CJASN to Incoming Editor Rajnish Mehrotra, MD.

A Fly Model of Diabetic Nephropathy

Saturday's State-of-the-Art lecture features Ross L. Cagan, PhD; read about Dr. Cagan. 8:45 am W375C-E

State of the Art Lecture (Thursday): Genetics of Obesity

The Causes and Consequences of Obesity: Lessons from Genetics

ASN Kidney Week 2016

ASN Kidney Week 2016: participants from more than 115 countries, coming together to advance care and research.

Nephrology Workforce Report 2016: Key Takeaways

There are several notable data points in this year’s GW report on nephrologist supply. I encourage you to read the executive summary and/or full report, and send your questions or comments to

The Power and Potential of mRNA

The power and potential of mRNA. 

Enabling the body to make its own medicine? Interesting article in Genetic Engineering News.

ASN on the Hill: Making Gains for Kidney Patients

Some good news out of Washington:  Major gains for kidney patients and nephrologists were proposed Thursday, October 27, by the Senate Finance Committee (SFC). 

Do the Pressures of Basic Science Careers Leave Enough Time for Science?

Are young scientists facing undue pressure to publish and get funding? Is the system interfering with the science? A feature news article in Nature explores the landscape for young basic scientists.

ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN comments on the concerns highlighted in this article: