Memory is a complex neurological process, and understanding its mechanics rarely yields clear-cut answers. So far, research on the memory-implicated gene HDAC4 has been no...


Lurking in colonies of pathogenic bacteria are drug-resistant mutants. If the colony is exposed to antibiotics, these resistant mutants may survive, but they still face...


Got a hot manuscript or a burning question for a GENETICS or G3 editor? Just want to talk about scholarly publishing in general? Here’s how...


We hope everyone at The Allied Genetics Conference this week will take the opportunity to attend some presentations outside their “home” genetics community. But we...


Sometimes, the most useful scientific tool is a unique perspective. Leonid Kruglyak is a remarkable example of that fact. He originally trained as a physicist, and...


Check out the July issue of GENETICS by looking at the highlights or the full table of contents! This Month's Centennial Articles Alfred Sturtevant and George Beadle untangle...


Although some proteins have a single career, many—like Dis3—lead a double life. In the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, loss-of-function mutations in dis3 cause defects in mitosis,...


When finding a mate is difficult, self-fertilization offers a tempting solution by increasing the number of offspring an individual can produce. But although “selfing” provides...


When it comes to genotyping technology, poop genetics is stuck in the 1990s. While most geneticists are now awash in genome-scale data from thousands of...


The relative contributions of nature and nurture to behavior are a perennial source of dispute. That there is a genetic component is clear, but frustratingly,...