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The mission of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) is to promote the study and training of anthropological genetics by facilitating communication and fostering cooperation between individuals engaged in this broadly defined field. As one of the youngest fields within Biological Anthropology, anthropological genetics is concerned with understanding the role of genetics/genomics underlying adaptation, evolution, and variability of human and non-human primates and their ancestors.

Established in 1994, AAAG’s scientific and educational activities include the publication of a peer-reviewed journal Human Biology, an annual business meeting held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists, and a biennial workshop focusing on the Application of Genomics to Anthropological Research (AGAR). The AAAG also sponsors thematic workshops, social events, and confers awards to its student and postdoctoral members for research presentations at conferences.

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Congratulations to the 2023 OTPAG Award winners - Kelsey Witt, Samantha Queeno, and Clara Mariencheck.


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Member Spotlight on Dr. Catalina Fern├índez.

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