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Mission Statement



November 2011


GSA’s mission is to deepen our understanding of the living world by advancing the field of genetics.  It does this by:

  • Fostering an international community of geneticists by promoting interaction among geneticists (including microbial, plant, animal, human, and population and theoretical geneticists) while cultivating a community of thought leaders in the field.

  • Ensuring genetics fulfills its potential for broad impact by facilitating the application of genetic tools and approaches in biological research.

  • Educating students and the public by promoting genetic literacy of students at all levels, and by providing a respected and authoritative voice on genetic issues that are increasingly in the public eye.

  • Supporting the next generation of geneticists by providing active mentoring, networking opportunities, and support to attract the brightest scientific minds to the field and enable them to pursue successful careers as geneticists.

  • Communicating discoveries by offering scholarly platforms for publication of high-quality, original genetics research and key foundational discoveries. 

  • Advocating continued support of genetics research by advocating for support of discovery research and promoting the value of genetics research.