Genetics Society centenary party

The Genetics Society was founded in 1919 by William Bateson and Edith Rebecca Saunders, as one of the world’s first devoted to the study of the mechanisms of inheritance.

It’s mission to support and promote the research, teaching and application of genetics. The Society’s first meeting was held at the Linnean Society in London on 25 June 1919.

To celebrate the date, we are hosting their 100th birthday party, including series of special events and a special Centenary Medal Lecture by Sir Paul Nurse.

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