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Public Engagement Grants

Making excellent use of Tier 2 funding for Public Engagement activities, The Roslin Institute can be found at various local...
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Heredity Special Issue: 100 Years of Genetics

This year marks the centenary of the UK Genetics Society, founded amidst the clash of ideas following the rediscovery of...
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Centenary Garden@RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Professor Wendy Bickmore (former President of the Genetics Society and Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit) and fellow members...
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Fisher Centenary talks

2018 saw the Centenary of the landmark paper by R.A. Fisher – “The correlation between relatives on the Supposition of...
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March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and to mark the occasion we want to celebrate Women in Genetics. We will highlight...
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Genetics Unzipped

017 Happy 100th Birthday to Us In this episode we’re celebrating the actual birthday of the society – founded on...
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International Mendel’s Day

As part of The Genetics Society Centenary celebrations, we teamed up with the Mendelanium, a museum dedicated to the work...
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Heredity Podcasts

Tips on collaborations and range expansions Collaboration is an essential aspect of modern science, and the authors featured in today’s...
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Genetics Unzipped – February 2019 episode 5

Image: Photographic plate from Raphael Weldon’s 1902 paper in Biometrika. Genetics unzipped – Episode 5 In this episode from our...
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Genetics Unzipped – January 2019 episode 4

Picture: Heliconius butterflies,  Meyer A, PLoS Biology, Vol. 4/10/2006, e341 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040341 CC-BY 4.0 Witness the fitness In the latest episode of Genetics...
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Genetics Unzipped – January 2019 episodes 2&3

Image: Paul Wilkinson Behind the scenes at the Christmas lectures In this episode we go behind the scenes at the iconic...
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Genuary

To kick off our centenary celebrations, we have launched a fun-fact calendar that features a different, entertainingly named gene on...
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Mather Memorial Prize 2017/18

The Genetics Society and The University of Birmingham are delighted to announce Rosina Savisaar as the winner of the 2017/18...
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Genetics Unzipped Podcast is launched! – episode 1

The Genetics Society is delighted to announce the launch of it’s brand new dedicated podcast, “Genetics Unzipped”. Presented by award-winning...
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The 2018 Ri Christmas Lectures

Entitled “Who am I?”, the 2018 Ri Christmas Lectures, were sponsored (among others) by The Genetics Society. Hosted as usual...
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Gen Soc at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival

Genetics Society exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, during the 2018 Edinburgh Festival.  Plenty of people took part, trying...
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Robin Thompson symposium

The University of Edinburgh has conferred the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Robin Thompson for contributions to statistics, quantitative...
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The Heredity podcasts are back!

James D. Burgon presents the new Heredity podcast series, featuring two recently published papers in the June 2018 epsiode: Conservation of a...
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