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dc.contributor.authorSutherland, G.en
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationTwin Research and Human Genetics, 2008; 11(4):363-367en
dc.identifier.issn1832-4274en
dc.identifier.issn1839-2628en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/48811-
dc.description.abstractThe Human Genetics Society of Australasia is a vibrant professional society with more than 900 members that promotes and regulates the practice of human and medical genetics in Australia and New Zealand. The growth of human genetics was stimulated by the development of diagnostic clinical cytogenetics laboratories in the early to mid 1960s. This coincided with the recognition by medical specialists, mainly paediatricians, that genetic disorders, especially inborn errors of metabolism and birth defects, were of clinical interest and potentially challenging areas for their skills. The organisation of professionals in human genetics was slow to evolve. There was an early Western Australian Human Genetics Society and the cytogenetics community had begun to meet annually from about 1966 but was coordinated by a mailing list rather than as a formal organisation. In 1976, as part of the celebrations of the Centenary Year of the Adelaide Children’s Hospital, a clinical genetics meeting involving several high profile international speakers and most of the senior medical geneticists in Australia and New Zealand along with the annual meeting of the loose knit cytogeneticists group agreed that a small working group be charged with setting up a Human Genetics Society. The Society was formally incorporated in South Australia in 1977.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityGrant R Sutherlanden
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAustralian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.en
dc.subjectHumans; Cytogenetics; Genetics, Medical; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; Societies; Australasiaen
dc.titleThe history and development of the human genetics society of Australasiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0020081997en
dc.identifier.doi10.1375/twin.11.4.363en
dc.identifier.pubid42414-
pubs.library.collectionPaediatrics publicationsen
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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