2022 August Magazine

The August 2022 issue of the Genetics Society Magazine is now available for download.

“Welcome to the latest issue of the Genetics Society …Magazine! We have changed: new look, new materials, same passion for genetics and commitment to the Society members! We are enthusiastic to bring you this new look and eager to know what you think of our rebranding, so we welcome your feedback!

In this issue we celebrate the bicentennial of Gregor Mendel’s birth, with our Mendel’s expert and guest 

Editor, Prof. Daniel Fairbanks. Daniel is one of the foremost contemporary scholars of Gregor Mendel. He was awarded the Mendelianum Mendel Memorial Medal in 2017 and is author of a new biography entitled Gregor Mendel: His Life and Legacy, published by Prometheus Books in 2022. Daniel is also an artist and many of his Mendel related works – sculpture, drawings and paintings – are currently housed in the collection Mendelianum of the Moravian Museum in Brno. He currently serves as Professor of Biology at Utah Valley University in the United States.

In commemoration of this historic event, I interviewed nine Mendel scholars regarding their research on Mendel, and their efforts to document, preserve, and disseminate their work and the work of their predecessors. Each has collaborated with me in my own efforts in these areas, and I express my appreciation to them for their willingness to share their insights.Page 20.

Some changes are happening in Heredity, the Genetics Society journal, too: Sara Goodacre replaces Barbara Mable as Editor-in-Chief, while Aurora Ruiz-Herrera Moreno takes up the position of deputy Editor-in-Chief and European Editor. You can read more about Barbara’s experience along with Sara and Aurora’s plans and hopes for Heredity at page 18.


Best wishes,

Margherita Colucci