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Statement of the Council of the American Genetic Association

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


New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

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!

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AGA supports ConGen for its 20th year AGA supports ConGen for its 20th year

A great interview with Journal of Heredity Associate Editor Taras Oleksyk on the training on conservation geneticists at the annual ConGen workshops.

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Upcoming Special Events

July 26 to 31, 2015: 8th International Conference on Stickleback Behavior and Evolution

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AGA COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS AGA COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS

Announcing the newly elected 2019 AGA President and Council: President: Kim Hughes Council: Mike Schwartz, Carol Lee, Gina Baucom A total of 105 ballots were cast from a membership of 435 (24%). Thank you to all who ran and all who voted!


AGA COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS AGA COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS

Announcing the newly elected AGA President and Council: President: Kelly Zamudio Council: Ken Olsen, Jeff Good, & Elizabeth Alter A total of 133 ballot papers were entered out of a total electorate of 516 (nearly 26%). Thanks to all who ran & voted!


Save the Date for AGA2020 REDUX! Save the Date for AGA2020 REDUX!

The 2020 AGA President's Symposium has been reconfigured as an online meeting and rescheduled to Nov 15-18, 2020. Genes as Environment: Indirect Genetic Effects in Evolution, Agriculture, and Medicine.

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AGA Hosts Big Cat Workshop AGA Hosts Big Cat Workshop

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Just in time for Christmas Just in time for Christmas

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.

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AGA Providing Over $140,000 in Award Funding in 2016

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SAVE THE DATE FOR AGA2017 SAVE THE DATE FOR AGA2017

The American Genetic Association President’s Symposium, “The Genomic Architecture of Complex Traits”, will be held June 1-4, 2017, at Iowa State Univ. Hosted by Anne Bronikowski.

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ReGeneC Workshop, Bolivia, 14-28 January  2018 ReGeneC Workshop, Bolivia, 14-28 January 2018

The 12th conservation genetics workshop for South American students, 'New challenges in the Anthropocene'. AGA has sponsored students for all 12!

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Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen Global-2025)

        

This course will host 25-30 students, especially welcoming to participants from African countries, and 15-20 faculty from around the world.  The course will feature the latest methods, interpretations, and applications of genetic/genomic analyses for the conservation of endangered species, and the faculty will share their expertise in technologies, research strategies, and translation featuring population-based studies.

https://conservationgenetics.org/congen2025 

 

Genomics of Marine Mammals IV (G4) Workshop

This two-day workshop will be part of the 25th Biennial Marine Mammal Conference in Perth this year, accommodating up to 150 experts and novices. It will focus on advancements in marine mammal genomics, highlighting novel methods and applications in evolution, conservation, and emerging diseases, and integrating genomics with traditional knowledge. 

https://www.smmconference.org/

 

Resources for Inclusive Evolution Education (RIE2)

Do you want to create interdisciplinary teaching resources for inclusive undergraduate evolution education? The Resources for Inclusive Evolution Education (#RIE2) working group is looking for participants to do just that! Apply now by filling out this google form! Deadline is 5 p.m. PT on May 28, 2024 #ScienceEducation #EvolutionEducation #TeachingEvolution

Please contact inclusive.evoedu@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions, or if you'd like to contribute further to this effort.

 

 

 

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