Genetics society of America

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The Genetics Society of America was established in 1931 out of the combination of the Joint Genetics Section of the American Society of Zoologists and the Botanical Society of America, with the aim of facilitating communication among scientists with an interest in research and education in genetics and cognate fields. Periodically, the Society has taken an active stance on issues of public policy relating to genetics, most notably in the debate over the putatively heritable correlation between race and intelligence, the teaching of evolution in American schools, and the issues surrounding recombinant DNA and the genetic modification of organisms.

The official organ of the GSA, Genetics remains one of the most important journals in the field.

From the guide to the Genetics Society of America Records, 1921-1984, (American Philosophical Society)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. Papers, 1919-1966. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Jack Schultz papers, 1920-1971, 1920-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Schultz, Jack, 1904?-1971. Papers, 1920-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Lederberg, Joshua. Joshua Lederberg papers, 1904-2008. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Genetics Collection, 1884-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Genetics Collection, 1884-1971, 1884-1971 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Genetics Society of America. Archives, 1921-1982. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Joshua Lederberg Papers, 1904-2008 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Caspari, Ernst Wolfgang, 1909- . Papers, 1932-1980. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Genetics Society of America Records, 1921-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers, 1939-1945 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Smith, Benjamin Warfield, 1913-1981. Benjamin Warfield Smith papers, 1939-1949 [manuscript]. North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries
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associatedWith American Institute of Biological Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith American Society of Zoologists. corporateBody
associatedWith Bateson, William, 1861-1926 person
associatedWith Benjamin, Warfield Smith, 1913-1981 person
associatedWith Botanical Society of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938 person
associatedWith Buzzati-Traverso, Adriano A. person
associatedWith Caspari, Ernst Wolfgang, 1909- . person
associatedWith Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. person
associatedWith Dempster, Everett R., (Everett Ross), 1903- person
associatedWith Dunn, L. C., (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974 person
associatedWith Genetics Society of America. Committee on Genetics, Race, and Intelligence. corporateBody
associatedWith Glass, Bentley, 1906-2005 person
associatedWith Gowen, John Whittemore, 1893-1967 person
associatedWith Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986 person
associatedWith Jensen, Arthur Robert person
associatedWith Lederberg, Joshua person
associatedWith Lederberg, Joshua. person
associatedWith Muller, H. J., (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967 person
associatedWith Schindler, Alois person
associatedWith Schultz, Jack, 1904?-1971. person
associatedWith Smith, Benjamin Warfield, 1913-1981. person
associatedWith Stadler, Janice B., 1912- person
associatedWith Umaersus, Magnhild person
associatedWith Virtanen, A. I., (Artturi Ilmari), 1895-1973 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Biology, genetics, eugenics
Human genetics
International Congress of Genetics
Race, race relations, racism

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Active 1921

Active 1982





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