In 1931, Sewall Wright—a quiet American geneticist specializing in livestock and guinea pigs—published a GENETICS paper that changed how we study evolution. Wright’s “Evolution in...


The January cover of GENETICS commemorates the journal's 100th anniversary and the 1916 publication of Calvin Bridges' proof that genes lie on chromosomes. The artwork was created...


Celebrate our centennial by checking out the Highlights below or the full Table of Contents here! ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS This Month's Centennial Articles A new century of...


When sharp-eyed 20-year-old Calvin Bridges entered Columbia University in 1909, the word “gene” had just been coined. At that time, the term was profoundly abstract,...


  In 1916, in the very first issue of GENETICS, Calvin Bridges published his proof that genes are carried on chromosomes. One hundred years later,...