aga2014logoThe AGA symposium is less than a month away — register now!  Includes a great lineup of speakers, lots of posters, 2 generously hosted receptions, and free AGA membership.  AGA meetings are small and friendly, offering students a great opportunity to interact with top international researchers.

AGA2014  Details

 The symposium will be followed on June 30/July 1 by the workshop, Escape from Homeolog Hell: homeolog hell workshop announcement


The American Breeders Association held its first meeting in 1903 to discuss the ‘new’ science of Genetics for practical breeding of plants and animals. In 1914, the ABA became the American Genetic Association.

Today, the AGA continues to disseminate achievements in genetics through the Journal of Heredity. The Journal, in print for over 100 years, publishes organismal research in areas of general interest to the genetics community.

The AGA funds an annual President’s Symposium, small conferences and workshops through its Special Events Awards, and the Stephen J O’Brien award to recognize the best student-authored article each year.


2014 SPECIAL EVENTS AWARDS — Application deadline THURSDAY, 1 MAY

The AGA grants awards each year to  members to support special events that further the purposes of the Association, particularly to encourage student participation.  Eligible events include specialized workshops, short courses in some aspect of organismal genetics, and meetings in areas of great current interest, but any event that would advance the purpose of the Association is eligible for support.  Contact Anjanette Baker,, for application forms.

In 2013, the AGA Council approved 5  Special Events Awards totaling nearly $78,000.  See details in the Awards page and in the News posts below.



At the 2013 AGA Symposium, the Council granted the annual Stephen J. O’Brien Award for best student-authored article published in Journal of Heredity’s 2012 volume to Dr. Melody Porlier for her article, “Habitat-linked population genetic differentiation in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus” (supervisors, Dr. Dany Garant and Dr. Anne Charmentier).  See details in the Awards page.

The Journal of Heredity now waives page charges

As of January 1, 2014, the Journal of Heredity will waive page charges of one 8-page article per volume for all authors. Additional pages will be charged at US$60/page.

Authors who are current members of the American Genetic Association at the time they receive their article proofs will receive 10 free pages. Cost of individual membership is $75 ($25 for emeritus and student members). Authors who wish to join the Association can click on the button below.



Benefits inclde:

*Subscription to Journal of Heredity
*10 free pages for authors
*Access to the entire Journal archive — continuous since 1905
*Special Events Awards
*Stephen J O’Brien Student Awards
*Supporting a society that supports the genetics community



Join the AGA

The button link takes you to the subscription site. Scroll to Members – American Genetic Association and click on the appropriate price to download an order form. Or, to purchase online by credit card, click Add to Basket.

About the Journal

Journal of Heredity covers organismal genetics: conservation genetics of endangered species, population structure and phylogeography, molecular evolution and speciation, molecular genetics of disease resistance in plants and animals, genetic biodiversity and relevant computer programs.


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Articles in the News:

Wolves at the door: Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Go to to access the free article