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

'Junk DNA' drives embryonic development

An embryo is an amazing thing. From just one initial cell, an entire living, breathing body emerges, full of working cells and organs. It comes as no surprise that embryonic development is a very carefully orchestrated process—everything ...

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

Researchers peer inside cells to spy on cancer's on-off switch

Forty years after researchers first discovered it in fruit flies, a once-obscure cluster of proteins called PRC2 has become a key target for new cancer-fighting drugs, due to its tendency—when mutated—to bind to and silence ...

Genetics

Getting straight to the heart of the matter in stem cells

The process by which embryonic stem cells develop into heart cells is a complex process involving the precisely timed activation of several molecular pathways and at least 200 genes. Now, Salk Institute scientists have found ...

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