The Egyptian Society of Genetics was established in 1969 to serve the scientific community in the field of genetics and its applications through sponsoring several activities which includes holding national and international conferences, workshops and seminars. In addition the society has published the Egyptian Journal of Genetics and Cytology since 1971 as an international journal devoted to Genetics and Cytology.

It services the researchers in the field, of agriculture, medicine, veterinary, pharmacy and many more. As it appears regularly since there are two issues per volume in January and July. The journal has a wide distribution in the local universities library as well as some international libraries. In addition to the annual meetings, the society held the following international genetics and its application conferences:

The 1st Mediterranean Conference of Genetics, Cairo, Egypt 28-30 March 1979

The 2nd Mediterranean Conference of Genetics, Cairo, Egypt 28-30 March 1984

The 1st Arab Conference of Genetics, Fayoum, Egypt 25-27, Oct. 1989

The 2nd Arab Conference of Genetics and Biotechnology, El-Mini, Egypt 23-26 Oct. 2000

The 1st Ain Shams University Conference of Biotechnology. December, 22-24, 2001

The 1st International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 8-11- April. 2004

The 2nd International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 14-17- Nov. 2006

The 3rd International Conference of Genetic Engineering and Its Applications, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 5-8- Oct. 2011

In addition, the first call for the 4th International Conference of Genetic engineering and its application which will be held in 2016 appear, in the society web