Genes & Development

Genes & Development is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of molecular biology, molecular genetics, cell biology and development. Founded in 1987, the journal is published twice monthly by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press from editorial offices in Woodbury, New York, USA, in association with The Genetics Society. The 2008 impact factor for Genes & Development was 13.623. The journal was ranked fifth in the Molecular Biology and Genetics category over 1999–2004, according to ScienceWatch, with an average of 47 citations per paper. All issues are available online via the journal website as PDFs, with a text version additionally available from August 1997. Content over 6 months old is freely available. Since 1989, its Editor has been Terri Grodzicker (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA).

Publisher
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Country
United States
History
1987–present
Impact factor
13.892 (2010)

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Genetics

Awakening stem cells to unlock the brain's regenerative potential

The human body has powerful healing abilities. But treating brain disorders is no easy task, as brain cells—neurons—have limited ability to regenerate. Nonetheless, stem cells are a form of natural backup, a vestige of ...

Oncology & Cancer

New role for a driver of metastatic cancers

Metastatic ovarian, prostate and breast cancers are notoriously difficult to treat and often deadly. Now, Salk Institute researchers have revealed a new role for the CDK12 protein. The findings were published in the print ...

Medical research

Oscillation in muscle tissue

When a muscle grows or a muscle injury heals, some stem cells develop into new muscle cells. A research team at the MDC led by Carmen Birchmeier has now described in the journal Genes & Development how this process is regulated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mechanism explains breast cancer cell plasticity

One of the main obstacles to successfully treating breast cancer is the cells' ability to change in ways that make them resistant to treatment. Understanding the cellular mechanisms that mediate this cancer cell plasticity ...

Genetics

Kick-starting the genome in early development

After the fertilisation of an egg cell, two become one; two sets of genetic information combine to form a genome. We can think of the egg and sperm as information capsules with stored instructions for starting a new life, ...

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