Trends in Genetics is the most established monthly journal in Genetics, with articles covering all aspects of the field with a special focus on integrative and system approaches. Each issue contains concise, lively and up-to-date Reviews and Opinions. Reviews are invited from leading researchers in a specific field and objectively chronicle recent and important developments, while Opinions provide a forum for debate and hypothesis.

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Feline genetics help pinpoint first-ever domestication of cats

Nearly 10,000 years ago, humans settling in the Fertile Crescent, the areas of the Middle East surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, made the first switch from hunter-gatherers to farmers. They developed close bonds ...

Why the 'wimpy' Y chromosome hasn't evolved out of existence

Much smaller than its counterpart, the X chromosome, the Y chromosome has shrunken drastically over 200 million years of evolution. Even those who study it have used the word "wimpy" to describe it, and yet it continues to ...

The role of genes in political behavior

Politics and genetics have traditionally been considered non-overlapping fields, but over the past decade it has become clear that genes can influence political behavior, according to a review published online August 27th ...

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