August 17-20, 2015 — SAVE THE DATE FOR AGA2015!

The annual meeting of the American Genetic Association,

Chromosome Evolution: Molecular Mechanisms and Evolutionary Consequences

will be held on August 17-20, 2015 at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, WA. The meeting will bring together people working on both molecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome evolution in order to stimulate exchange of ideas between scientists with different perspectives. The meeting will start with the Wilhelmine Key Lecture by Mark Kirkpatrick on the theory surrounding chromosome evolution.

The AGA will provide travel awards to cover registration, room and board for graduate students who would like to attend the meeting and present a poster.  Applicants should submit a PDF of their poster abstract (use abstract format template below) and have their PhD advisor submit a letter describing their qualifications, research progress, and the availability of funds for the student to attend the meeting. Both the abstract and the letter should be emailed to Anjanette Baker ( by March 15, 2015. Decisions will be made before general registration opens for the meeting on April 1, 2015.

AGA 2015 abstract format

General registration will be open at this site on April 1, 2015. Space will be limited so register early!




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.




Benefits include:

*Subscription to Journal of Heredity — in print or online only
*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


Articles in the news:

An article in the latest JHered by Matt Cronin and others ignites controversy over listing these wolves as a protected subspecies:

Read the original article, Freely Available here:



Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Award

The AGA announces a new funding opportunity in Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) for graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication.  See details and application form here:  Awards


ALL Journal of Heredity Editor’s Choice articles are freely available to read online or download.

Check out the latest — Robin Waples perspective article Testing for Hardy–Weinberg Proportions: Have We Lost the Plot?


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NO page charges for Journal of Heredity

The AGA has eliminated Journal of Heredity’s page charges in  for articles of up to 10 pages for all authors.

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.