Welcome to Heredity

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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  • Rui Miguel Macieira de Faria

    Rui Faria is an evolutionary biologist primarily interested in the mechanisms of adaptation and speciation. His research is focused on the role of chromosomal rearrangements and natural selection in speciation and how they shape genome-wide patterns of divergence during the evolution of reproductive isolation.

  • Each year Heredity awards a prize for the best paper led by a PhD, Master’s or undergraduate student. Papers can be considered up to 3 years after the original project/degree completion.

    Read papers from this years winners and all eligible entrants in our latest collection.

    To be considered for the 2022 prize, please indicate your eligibility on the submission form.

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  • PopGroup55: Norwich
  • The Population Genetics Group Meeting comes to Norwich this January (05th – 07th). In fact, it's coming to a lot of places. Tune in to find out how this beloved genetics conference is adapting to the COVID era with online talks, local meetups and “Twitter posters”.

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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