The vibrant passion-vine butterfly species Heliconius erato doesn’t taste as good as it looks. The flesh of this South and Central American species accumulates toxic...


The May issue of GENETICS is out now! Check out the highlights below or the full Table of Contents here. Efficient multiple-trait association and estimation of genetic...


Forest forecasts

April 14, 2015

In 2009, after five years parching under the arid blue skies of Calcena in northeastern Spain, dozens of neat rows of maritime pine seedlings had...


From animal domestication to human genome variation, from loblolly genomes to lager genomes, from wild zebrafish sex to untangled metagenomes, last year brought plenty of...


The April issue of GENETICS is out now! Check out the highlights below of the full Table of Contents here. Nascent transcription affected by RNA polymerase IV...


Last week, GENETICS published an editorial by Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnston about the influence of the Journal Impact Factor on science and discussed an alternative metric...


The March issue of GENETICS is out now! Check out the highlights below of the full Table of Contents here.   Locally epistatic genomic relationship...


Chasing Brainbows

February 16, 2015

Whether your computer screen displays a spreadsheet, a movie, or a LOLcat, you’re seeing  pinpoints of light in only three colors: red, green, and blue....


The February issue of GENETICS is out now! Check out the highlights below of the full Table of Contents here.   A neuroprotective function of NSF1...


The January issue of GENETICS is out now! Check out the highlights below or the full Table of Contents here. Gene expression variation in Drosophila melanogaster...