The mission of the American Genetic Association is to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics, and to promote the application of genetic and genomic methods to the documentation, conservation, and management of organismal diversity. We are committed to accomplishing this mission together with the most inclusive group of members and contributors possible, unrestricted by race, gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliation, or background. We have worked and will continue to work to broaden participation in this field to reflect the diversity of our broader community. We adamantly oppose any forms of discrimination, and we enthusiastically support the dissemination of peer-reviewed scientific research results to other scientists and the public at large. If any of our members have ideas they would like to share on how we can further achieve this mission, without the influence of politics, we welcome them to do so by contacting your representatives in our society-- the officers and council members: http://www.theaga.org/council.htm
Announcing the new AGA officers and Council:
President: Rosemary Gillespie
Secretary: Kelly Dyer
Council: Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, Suzanne Edmands, Andrew J. Crawford, Matthew Hahn
A total of 84 ballots were cast from a membership of 405 (21%). Thank you to all who voted!
A great interview with Journal of Heredity Associate Editor Taras Oleksyk on the training on conservation geneticists at the annual ConGen workshops.
AGA members - Get 20% off all genetics & genomics titles in OUP's catalog. Visit the Genetics gateway page (click on Learn More...) and use the code 29300 at checkout.
July 26 to 31, 2015: 8th International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution
FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!