The Galton Institute is a learned society concerned with the scientific study of all aspects of human heredity. These include molecular genetics, genetic medicine, genetic epidemiology, population genetics and population dynamics, demographics, human evolution, elements of psychology and the statistical analysis of inherited traits.


Conference 2018
Genome Editing

Join us at the Royal Society on Wednesday 31 October, 2018. Our Galton Lecture will be given by Professor Jennifer Doudna.

Galton Institute Essay Prize 2018

If you are an A level student with a fascination for genetics and statistics and an aptitude for writing, consider entering our Essay Prize 2018 for the chance of winning the top prize of £500.

The Galton Review

The sixth issue of our newsletter The Galton Review is now available with a report of our 2017 conference Surveying Galton’s Legacy.