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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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  • Monkeys sitting on a tree branch

  • Sociality in mammals
  • Social interactions play an essential role in the lives of many animals. But how do we disentangle the genetic and non-genetic factors influencing sociality? In this episode, Dr Irene Godoy (Bielefeld University) tells us about her research on sociality in capuchin monkeys.
  • Cover of the Special Issue on Mendel

    This Special Issue celebrates Mendel’s 200th birthday by focusing on exceptions to the Mendelian ‘laws’. Discovery in science is often driven forward more by exceptions than by rules. In genetics, Mendel’s laws of heredity provide the basic ‘rules’. Recent decades have seen an explosion in discoveries that violate these rules, which has driven the field of genetics forward. Enjoy free reading!

  • Graph showing seed germination and vigor

    This special issue presents excellent papers on the continuous evolution of genomics tools, techniques, and statistical methods needed to meet future food, feed, and fibre demands. Areas covered are: use of multi-parental populations, Quantitative trait nucleotide (QTN) identification, breeding nutrient-dense, disease-resistant, climate-resilient crop varieties for food and nutritional security.

  • Portrait photo of Pär K. Ingvarsson

    Pär Ingvarsson is professor of Plant Genomics and Plant Breeding and his main interests are understanding the genetic basis of adaptive traits, mainly in woody perennial plants such as aspens and spruces. He did his PhD at Umeå University and spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at University of British Columbia and University of Virginia.

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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Special Issue: Mendel’s laws of heredity on his 200th birthday: What have we learned by considering exceptions?

This Special Issue celebrates Mendel’s 200th birthday by focusing on exceptions to the Mendelian ‘laws’. Discovery in science is often driven forward more by exceptions than by rules. In genetics, Mendel’s laws of heredity provide the basic ‘rules’. Recent decades have seen an explosion in discoveries that violate these rules, which has driven the field of genetics forward. Indeed, these ‘exceptions’ can shape patterns of inheritance and can have important impacts on evolutionary processes. Genetics Society Executives: Jason B. Wolf, Department of Biology & Biochemistry and The Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, Bath, UK Anne C Ferguson-Smith,, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK Alexander Lorenz, Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
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