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Official journal of the Genetics Society, publishing the latest research covering a broad range of topics within the field of genetics. 

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    Lounès Chikhi is a population geneticist working at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Toulouse, France. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Population and Conservation Genetics group, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, in Oeiras, Portugal. He is interested in understanding how genetic data can be used to reconstruct the recent history of populations.

  • We are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual prize for the best student-led paper in Heredity. The quality of papers was in general very high but the award for this year goes to Donald McKnight, from James Cook University. We would like to thank all of the authors for submitting their research to Heredity and congratulate those contributing to the long- and short-listed papers.

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  • Why's that fish transparent?
  • Red sea bream are an important fish in Japan, for both culinary and cultural reasons. But there’s a problem: transparent fish are appearing in fish farms! Join Dr Eitaro Sawayama (Nihon University) and find out how he uncovered the causative gene for this deformity, and what his work means for red sea bream aquaculture.
  • Heredity welcomes the submission of original articles and reviews for inclusion in the journal’s latest special issue focusing on multi-faceted approaches for breeding nutrient-dense, disease resistant, and climate resilient crop varieties for food and nutritional security. If you would like to contribute, please contact the editorial office heredity-journal@glasgow.ac.uk

Heredity is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Multi-faceted Approaches for Breeding Nutrient-Dense, Disease Resistant, and Climate Resilient Crop Varieties for Food and Nutritional Security

CALL FOR PAPERS: Multi-faceted Approaches for Breeding Nutrient-Dense, Disease Resistant, and Climate Resilient Crop Varieties for Food and Nutritional Security

Heredity welcomes the submission of original articles and reviews for inclusion in the journal’s latest special issue. The issue will focus on the improvement of nutrition, disease resistance, and climate resilience using multi-faceted approaches, including: development and use of genetic and genomics resources; gene/QTL discovery through genomics and transcriptomic approaches; QTL mapping and genome-wide association studies (GWAS); conventional and genomics-assisted breeding methods for varietal development; and genetic transformation/genome editing. Guest Editors: Dr. R.R. Mir, SKUAST-Kashmir, India; Dr. Chenwu Xu, Yangzhou University, Jiangsu, China; Dr. Yuan-Ming Zhang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China; and Dr. Sachin Rustgi, Clemson University, Pee Dee REC, Florence, USA. Submission is open to everyone, and all submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed through the regular journal review process. If you would like to contribute to this special issue, please first send a proposal of your contribution to heredity-journal@glasgow.ac.uk.
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