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Blog Mission Statement:

The AGA Blog publishes posts by our authors and members on recent papers in the Journal of Heredity, by AGA awardees on their research, and on other topics in line with the AGA mission to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics in order to document, conserve, and manage organismal diversity. 

The AGA blog provides an inclusive forum for science communication.  "Getting your foot in the door" for popular science writing and blogging can be daunting.  However, at the AGA Blog, we welcome all science communicators, from those who have never blogged before to seasoned pros. 

If you wish to contribute to the blog, follow these steps:

1.  If you are not already a Journal of Heredity author or an AGA member, please join here:  Membership

     A one-year membership costs $20 for students, postdocs, and early career scientists, $45 for others. 

2.  Check out blog-post ideas:

  •         'Behind the Science' posts from recent Journal of Heredity authors 
  •         older articles if they illustrate a current news item, idea being debated, etc. 
  •         themes explored in Journal of Heredity articles, e.g., Conservation Genomics, Pigmentation Genes
  •         your own fieldwork and research journey (particularly for AGA awardees)
  •         the AGA Symposium talks and recent AGA-sponsored workshops
  •         interviews with AGA council members, editorial board members, Journal of Heredity authors

3.   Submit your post idea with Subject: POST_IDEA to Miranda Wade, Blog Editor, at and cc to

4.  Once Miranda approves your post, follow the Guidelines:

Submission Guidelines

5.  Read and share your work!




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Issue 114-6 now online!

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Diversity of mitochondrial DNA in 3 species of great whales before and after modern whaling

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