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The Stephen J. O'Brien Award for the best student paper published in AGA's Journal of Heredity includes a cash prize of $2,000.

The award is intended to honor Dr. O'Brien's many years of service as Chief Editor of the Journal.  Articles published in Volume 109, 2018, will be considered for the 2019 award.  Award recipients receive a $2,000 prize and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the President's Symposium.

Please contact Anjanette Baker, Managing Editor ( if your article is eligible.

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Read this issue's Editor's Choice: Zhang et al., Sorting Out the Genetic Background of the Last Surviving South China Tigers


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Watch for an announcement about changes to AGA membership

We are moving to direct member management  through the AGA website, instead of by Journal of Heredity’s publisher, Oxford University Press.  Going forward, we hope to be able to offer a much more interactive platform and faster, more personal communication with our members.

Information on how to become a member for 2020 will be available in early November.

Any questions?  Contact the Managing Editor at