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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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    Alison Bentley is the Program Director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program, based in Mexico. Alison is a crop scientist whose work is focussed on translation of fundamental scientific breakthroughs into tangible impacts for wheat breeding and production. She combines genetics and genomics to develop and deliver new tools and technology to improve plant breeding.

  • 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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  • New editor on the board: an interview with Prof. Sam Banks
  • Join us as we talk to the newest member of the Heredity editorial board: Prof. Sam Banks (Charles Darwin University). Discover his eclectic research tastes, hear about his recent Heredity paper on Australia’s threatened brush-tailed rabbit-rat, and be inspired by his passion for population genetics and ecology.
  • A sincere thank you to all of the reviewers listed here, who took the time to review for Heredity in 2020. The journal could not exist without the knowledge and critical evaluation provided by our reviewers - content is often vastly improved by the suggestions and recommendations they provide.

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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