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Genes and Environment transferred to publishing with BioMed Central in 2015 after being self published since 2006. All back content is available in the archive.

Article collections

10th Anniversary Special Issue
Collection published 1 July 2016

JEMS Open Symposium 2015: “Life Style and Cancer”
Collection published: 22 January 2016

Asian Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ACEM2014)
Collection published: 1 August 2015

Aims and scope

Genes and Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the field of genes and environment. The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including environmental mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, environmental genomics and epigenetics, molecular epidemiology, genetic toxicology and regulatory sciences.

BioMed Central author academy

A practical guide on writing and publishing a scientific manuscript is provided by the BioMed Central author academy, with various languages available.

Society information

The mission of the Japanese Environmental Mutagens Society is to discover how environmental mutagens affect all organisms, and to promote and apply this knowledge to protect human health and our environment. The Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society was founded in 1972, and since then the society has hosted annual conferences and open symposia on timely topics. The society is a member of the Asian Association of the Environmental Mutagen Societies and the International Association of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Societies.

Society news

22 June 2017: The 12th International Conference and 5th Asian Congress of Environmental Mutagens will be held on 12-16 November, 2017 in Incheon, Korea, and its satellite symposium on “Environmental Stress and DNA Damage“ will be held on 20-21 November, 2017 in Kobe, Japan. Genes and Environment is collecting articles from invited speakers of these conferences. The tentative submission deadline is 31 December, 2017.
21 June 2017: The JEMS Open Symposium 2017 entitled “Research on Environmental Mutagenesis from Young Scientists” took place on 10 June, 2017 at the National Cancer Research Center, Tokyo, which was organized by Dr. Masumura (National Institute of Health Sciences) and Dr. Masuda (The University of Shizuoka). Genes and Environment is collecting articles of the featured topics on “Frontiers in Environmental Mutagen Research” from the young symposium speakers. The tentative submission deadline is 31 August, 2017.
20 June 2017: The JEMS "Genes and Environment Best Paper Award 2016" has been given to Sassa et al. "Mutagenic consequences of cytosine alterations site-specifically embedded in the human genome". The award ceremony will be held at the 46th JEMS Annual Meeting in Tokyo.

Editor's profile

Professor Takashi Yagi heads the Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. His laboratory, Molecular and Cellular Genetics, performs molecular studies on DNA damage and mutations, and on substances disturbing human epigenetic and transcriptional systems.