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Nature Genetics is a scientific journal founded as part of the Nature family of journals in 1992. It publishes high quality research in genetics.

Nature Genetics  
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Edited byCatherine Potenski
Publication details
27.125 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Nat. Genet.
ISSN1061-4036 (print)
1546-1718 (web)

The journal encompasses genetic and functional genomic studies on human traits and on other model organisms, including mouse, fly, nematode and yeast. Current emphasis is on the genetic basis for common and complex diseases and on the functional mechanism, architecture and evolution of gene networks, studied by experimental perturbation.

It is an internationally recognized scientific publication with an Impact Factor of 27.959,[1][2] making it the second ranked journal in the category of genetics and heredity, second to Nature Reviews Genetics, so first in research. Its sister journal is Nature Reviews Genetics.


  1. ^ Impact factor - Nature Publishing Group
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Genetics". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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