The 1948 International Congress in Genetics in Sweden

The International Congresses have played an important role in the history of genetics. The Eighth, which 1948 was held in Sweden, celebrated the conclusion of the war against Nazism and  many new decisive scientific advances. It also signalled a hardening of the fight against Lysenkoism, which was growing in strength in the Soviet Union. A rare document is available from the Congress – an amateur film made by a young delegate, Nils Nybom. With its help a living description can be given of the scientific and political melees in which the delegates were involved.

Bengtsson, B. O. and Tunlid, A. 2010. Genetics 000: 000–000.


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