Aims & Scope

To an extent, all life scientists are geneticists because genetic technology and the accumulation of genomic information have enriched all of biology. You may or may not call yourself a geneticist, but if you work on or with genes you need to know about the latest developments. Nature Reviews Genetics covers the full scientific breadth of modern genetics, capturing its excitement, diversity and implications.

Subjects Covered

  • Genomics: genome sequencing, genome projects, bioinformatics, cancer genomics, metagenomics, pharmacogenomics, resources
  • Functional genomics: transcriptomics, functional genomics screens, bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary genetics: evo-devo, genome evolution, comparative genomics, population genetics, phylogenetics
  • Technology: new techniques, experimental strategies, therapy, applied genetics and genomics, computational biology
  • Gene expression: gene regulatory elements, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation, regulatory RNAs, broad perspectives on gene regulation, gene expression profiling, gene regulatory networks
  • Multifactorial genetics: complex traits, mapping strategies, technology, genetic variation
  • Disease: disease gene identification, relationship between genotype and phenotype, molecular pathology of genetic disease, complex disease, disease susceptibility/resistance
  • Chromosome biology: DNA elements, telomeres, centromeres, mobile elements, chromosome stability, DNA damage, meiosis and mitosis, nuclear organization, artificial chromosomes
  • Epigenetics: DNA methylation, histone modification, chromatin structure, imprinting, chromatin remodeling, epigenomics
  • Developmental biology: patterning, differentiation, stem cells, reproductive technology
  • Systems and networks: systems biology, biological networks, synthetic biology, modelling
  • Ethical, legal and social implications of genetics and genomics