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The Genetics Society is a registered charity and was founded in 1919 as the world’s first society devoted to the study of the mechanisms of inheritance. It is also one of the world’s oldest “learned societies”. Famous founder members included William Bateson, Edith Rebecca Saunders, JBS Haldane and AW Sutton. Membership includes over 1900 of the UK’s active professional genetics, including teachers, researchers and students and is open to anyone with an interest in genetic research or teaching, or in the practical breeding of plants and animals.