About the Partner

The Japan Society of Human Genetics (JSHG) was established and held its first annual meeting in 1956. The aim of the Society is to encourage research in, and spread knowledge of, human genetics. It is a broad-based Society that welcomes a wide diversity of members including clinical and research human geneticists, cytogeneticists and genetic counselors. Among its many activities the JSHG holds an annual meeting, is heavily involved in education and provides authoritative guidelines on key issues in human genetics in Japan. The Japanese human genetics community is one of the strongest in the world, and the JSHG has a proud history of promoting human genetics and representing human geneticists in Japan since it began in 1956.