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August 3, 2016
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If you loved the model organism phylo card deck and wondered how you could get one for your friends or your classroom, here’s the information you have been waiting for. You can download the game for free or purchase printed decks at revenue neutral prices. Happy gaming!
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Phylo Cards
The Allied Genetics Conference brought seven genetics research communities together in Orlando to share great science and make new scientific connections. Watch this video to see a few highlights from the meeting.
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TAGC Photo Recap
New Faculty Profile
Jessica Feldman is an assistant professor at Stanford University where her research group uses C.elegans to uncover mechanism that control the organization of the microtubule cytoskeleton during cell differentiation.
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2017 GSA Award Nominations
Honor your outstanding colleagues by nominating them for a 2017 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 our 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
The Alliance of Genome Resources needs your input. The model organism databases have a long history of reaching out to their respective communities for feedback on new developments and input on future directions. Carrying on this tradition, the Alliance has created a short survey to obtain feedback on how best to provide human disease information in relation to model organisms. In addition, the Alliance is asking for input on the prioritization of website visualizations, tools and data type curation.
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The Alliance of Genome Resources
NIGMS is looking for public responses to a request for information on strategies for modernizing biomedical graduate education. The information will assist NIGMS in identifying, developing and potentially implementing strategies to ensure that trainees gain the skills, abilities and knowledge required to be successful in the biomedical research workforce.
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GSA Journals
In a GENETICS Classic, Sturtevant and Beadle (1936) stands as a paradigm for the genetic analysis of chromosome behavior, write Scott Hawley and Barry Ganetzky in the latest issue of GENETICS
Alfred Sturtevant and George Beadle Untangle Inversions
R. Scott Hawley, Barry Ganetzky
GENETICS July 2016 203:1001-1003
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Meta-analysis is a powerful method for combining multiple independent association studies, but the combined studies are often very different, complicating their interpretation. In the latest issue of G3, Kang et al. describe ForestPMPlot, a software package that visualizes the differences in effect sizes between studies included in meta-analysis. ForestPMPlot will be particularly useful in analyzing the effect of different environmental conditions in such analyses.
ForestPMPlot: A Flexible Tool for Visualizing Heterogeneity Between Studies in Meta-analysis
Eun Yong Kang, Yurang Park, Xiao Li, Ayellet V. Segrè, Buhm Han, and Eleazar Eskin
Genes|Genomes|Genetics July 2016 6:1793-1798
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Seventh Heaven by Stan Fields
The recent Brexit vote may initiate a break up of the European Union and a split in the United Kingdom. Violence and war is tearing apart the Middle East. Racial tensions are flaring up in the U.S. But in Florida two weeks ago, 3,000 model organism geneticists proved that separate communities not only can co-exist but can join together to exchange hard-won wisdoms and forge new collaborations.
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Stan Fields Illustration
Why flies forget: a molecular look at long-term memory
by Nicole Haloupek
For the past several decades, Shetland ponies’ collective past had caught up with them. A portion of the population of these miniature horses is affected by atavism, a phenomenon in which ancient characteristics are accidentally revived by mutations. Traits reincarnated in this way sometimes interact disastrously with the genetic background of the modern organism. In an article in the July issue of G3, researchers report not only the cause of this condition, but also a genetic test that can be applied to breeding programs immediately.
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Why Flies Forget
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Education and Professional Development
The Genetics Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of the GSA Poster Awards at The Allied Genetics Conference!
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Jennifer Surtees
Don’t reinvent the wheel while planning your fall classes! Use what’s available—everything from animations to full lab courses.
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Gene Editing
What your students already know can sometimes create unexpected learning obstacles.
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Gene Editing
Preparing for behavioral questions in job interviews: understanding the rationale behind the question.
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Gene Editing
Members in the News
Jennifer Surtees appointed an associated editor on the GENETICS Editorial Board.
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Jennifer Surtees
Athena Lin's research reveals how cells repair themselves and maintain their shape in the wake of an injury, like being sliced in half.
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Gene Editing
Nicholas Rohner finds that cavefish might help find a type 2 diabetes treatment.
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Gene Editing
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Looking for a job, or have one to offer? provides free job listings across the breadth of genetics—from academic, government, and industry positions to postdoctoral opportunities and much more.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics and Innate Immunity
Cleveland, OH
Junior Specialist Step I- II
Berkeley, CA
Genetic Counselor
Columbia, MO
Associate Specialist-Molecular Genetics of Photosynthesis - Department of Plant & Microbial Biology
Berkeley, CA
Show your #IAmGSA Support
Use the #IAmGSA hashtag on social media sites year round to share news with the GSA community about members, outreach, and research breakthroughs. Or share updates through our online portal Here is one of our favorite photos from the Savage-Dunn Lab at Queens College, City University of New York.
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Queens College
Funding, Fellowships, and Awards
This infographic tells you everything you need to know about National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program.
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GSA Poster Awards
The (NSF) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Alan T. Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award in recognition of the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers. Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports.
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GSA Poster Awards
Forbes 30 Under 30 is seeking nominations for young people in science and healthcare whose work is changing the face of the industry. Under 30 alumni join a community with events throughout the year, culminating in an annual summit. Nominate a noteworthy young geneticist today.
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GSA Poster Awards
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