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April 28, 2016

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New Faculty Profile
Folami Ideraabdullah is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina Medical School where her lab uses mouse models to study epigenetic mechanisms of development and disease.
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2016 GSA Award Nominations
Honor your outstanding colleagues by nominating them for a 2016 GSA award. Remember, individuals can't be chosen to receive an award unless they are nominated! Help us cultivate a strong and diverse pool of applicants for the following awards:

Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime contributions to the field
Genetics Society of America Medal for recent contributions to the field
George W. Beadle Award for contributions to the community of genetics researchers
Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education for impact on genetics education
Edward Novitski Prize for extraordinary creativity and intellectual ingenuity in research
Show your #IAmGSA Support
Richard Meisel at University of Houston
DNA day was this week and we asked you to share your genetics outreach with #IAmGSA. Here's one of our favorite submissions from Bryant McAllister at University of Iowa. Geneticists there helped members of the community interpret direct to consumer genetic test results. You can also use the #IAmGSA hashtag on social media sites to share news about members, outreach, and research breakthroughs with the GSA community.
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GSA Journals
In the latest issue of GENETICS, Wha Lee et al. identify an inversion that contributes to substantial fitness variation in a yellow monkeyflower population.
A Segregating Inversion Generates Fitness Variation in Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)
Young Wha Lee, Lila Fishman, John K. Kelly, John H. Willis
GENETICS April 2016 202:1473-1484
In the latest issue of G3, Kanamori et al. present a genetic map constructed by RADseq of progeny from artificial fertilization between K. marmoratus and K. hermaphroditus. This serves as an important resource for understanding the biology of hermaphroditism.
A Genetic Map for the Only Self-Fertilizing Vertebrate
Akira Kanamori, Yosuke Sugita, Yasufumi Yuasa, Takamasa Suzuki, Kouichi Kawamura, Yoshinobu Uno, Katsuyasu Kamimura, Yoichi Matsuda, Catherine A. Wilson, Angel Amores, John H. Postlethwait, Koushirou Suga and Yoshitaka Sakakura
G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, April 2016 6:1095-1106
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A sense of belonging
GSA President Stan Fields helps explain the value of a being a member of the society. What will it take to increase your passion for GSA?
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The first Centennial Award for outstanding articles published in GENETICS in 2015
Three exceptional articles are recognized from three categories: quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, and population and evolutionary genetics.
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Members in the News
Daniel Voytas weighs in on the future of plant biotechnology as new GM crop regulations are debated.
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Community Announcements
GSA extends its condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Rick Harrison. The Cornell geneticist and longtime GSA member passed away earlier this month.
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Congratulations to Nancy Wexler who will be the first recipient of Indiana University's HJ Muller Award for Contributions to Our Understanding of Genes and Society.
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New episodes of Conversations in Genetics featuring Norman Horowitz on biochemical genetics and Luca Cavalli-Sforza on bacterial and human genetics are available.
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Education and Professional Development
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Teaching genetics and looking for that perfect animation, reading, or more? GSA has launched its Genetics Education Resource Room as a starting place to find specific resources.
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Just a few of the Drosophila strains developed by visitors to the GSA booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in DC.

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Funding, Fellowships, and Awards
Travel awards are available for the 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions - Advancing Biomedical Research Workforce Diversity to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center June 2-3, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. Apply today!
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The White House National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) has developed a pair of portals to connect undergraduates and graduate students to Federally-sponsored opportunities. These resources compile programs across federal agencies, which may be searched or browsed by discipline, location, and more.
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NSF announced new funding supplements to enhance the professional development of graduate students. Hurry, the funding requests will be considered on a first come, first served basis.
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Researchers advocate for fundamental research funding on Capitol Hill while House and Senate appropriations committees move forward with spending bill to fund the government for fiscal year 2017.
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Dr. Ahna Skop visited Capitol Hill where she met with the offices of her Congressional representatives and presented along side 30 other researchers in a poster session focused on the importance of NSF-funded research.
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News Around the Web
The founding director of the FDA Office of Biotechnology explains why he thinks GMO food labels are meaningless. Read More
Can you separate the real CRISPR projects from the fake ones? Read More
These E. coli paintings prove that you can mix art and science in beautiful ways. Read More
An experiment at NSF finds that grant proposals drop by half when deadlines are eliminated. Read More
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