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10th Anniversary Special Issue

Edited by: Prof Takashi Yagi
Genes and Environment

The Japanese Environmental Society celebrates the 10th anniversary of our official journal Genes and Environment, after being renamed from "Environmental Mutagen Research" in 2006, which was first issued in 1973.

Genes and Environment has collected review and research articles for its 10th anniversary special issue. These include 1) important environmental issues or research subjects studied since the JEMS established, 2) people who are involved in those issues and studies, 3) historical reviews on important environmental mutagens, genes, biopolymers, assay methods, etc., and 4) retrospective and prospective views of the environmental mutagen research.

  1. The Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society (JEMS) was established in 1972 by 147 members, 11 of whom are still on the active list as of May 1, 2016. As one of them, I introduce some historic topics here. These...

    Authors: Shizuyo Sutou
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:9
  2. The evolution of methods to assess genotoxicity of test compounds is thought to be one of the important subjects in The Japanese Environmental and Mutagen Society (JEMS). In 1970, the Ministry of Education of...

    Authors: Toshio Sofuni
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:15
  3. Rats are a standard experimental animal for cancer bioassay and toxicological research for chemicals. Although the genetic analyses were behind mice, rats have been more frequently used for toxicological resea...

    Authors: Takehiko Nohmi, Kenichi Masumura and Naomi Toyoda-Hokaiwado
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2017 39:11
  4. Toxicogenomics is a rapidly developing discipline focused on the elucidation of the molecular and cellular effects of chemicals on biological systems. As a collaborative study group of Toxicogenomics/JEMS·MMS,...

    Authors: Chie Furihata, Takashi Watanabe, Takayoshi Suzuki, Shuichi Hamada and Madoka Nakajima
    Citation: Genes and Environment 2016 38:15