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Japan Society of Human genetics was established in the year 1955 with the scope of increasing the practice stages of medical geneticists. In those days there was only little attention for the studies of genetics. Fortunately, the proposal of DNA double-helix model in 1953 by James Watson and Francis Crick and the 19656 the determination of chromosome number mad some movement in the study of genetics. This made a small group of Japanese to make a association where they can meet regularly. But due to world war-2 the association had to stop. Otherwise this would have become the first genetic association before the American society of human genetics.
Thusly, in 1955, Dr. K .Tanaka spoke to a few geneticists for the need of a general public for human hereditary qualities, elevated to set up the general public. Drs. N. Iseki, E. Inoue, K. Okura, M. Okajima, K. Kishimoto, K. Tanaka, Y. Hanta, H. Mitsuda, U. Murakami, T. Yanase, and other people who got to be concurred Dr. Tanaka's proposition and elevated to build up the general public. An advancing meeting was held in October, and a preliminary panel started in December, 1955. The Japan Society of Human Genetics (JSHG) was then settled and the First Annual Meeting was held at Kitazato Auditorium of Keio University in June 2-3, 1956. The main President of JSHG was designated to Professor T. Furuhata. Around the same time, First International Human Genetics Conference was held in Copenhagen, and Department of Human Genetics was initially established in Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
Scrutinizes at the season of the foundation of JSHG chiefly included family investigation with respect to Mendelian attributes, impacts of association (K. Tanaka), investigations of detached populaces (T. Yanase), twin studies (E. Inoue) and in addition ponders on blood bunches (by measurable geneticists). Since Down disorder was observed to be brought on by trisomy 21 by Lejeune et al., numerous cytogeneticists admitted to JSHG and they turned into a dominant part of its individuals. Moreover, immunogenetics significantly advanced amid a time of 1950s and 1960s.
SHG comprised of 285 individuals at first, 521 ten years after the fact in 1966, 858 in 1976, more than 1000 in 1986, and of more than 2,500 incorporating oversea individuals in 2005.
JSHG was distributed "Japanese Journal of Human Genetics (Jpn J Hum Genet)" as the offical diary since the general public foundation
Typically, yearly meeting is held in pre-winter, and addresses open for people in general as required. In light of the expansion of hereditary testing and its application to sickness families, JSHG, in participation with 9 other restorative hereditary qualities related social orders, proposed and set up a few rules on hereditary testing and hereditary advising, and is requiring an exhaustive regarding them .So as to go for all the more spreading hereditary medication, JSHG, together with other therapeutic social orders, requested of for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in 1996 to consider "hereditary advising" to be consolidated into the national medical coverage framework.Read More»