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Genetics Society of America

June 21, 2017
News for members of
the genetics community
photo of people holding chat signs Announcing the GENETICS Training Program in Scientific Reviewing!

Early career GSA members can get one-on-one mentoring in how to review a manuscript from GENETICS editors.
Society News
It's official! The Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference 2018
We are excited to announce the 2018 dates, location, and organizers of the PEQG Conference! Sign up for #PEQG18 e-mail updates as we finalize session topics and speakers.
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Haifa Alhadyian
Communication and Outreach Subcommittee liaison Haifa Alhadyian developed Saudi Arabia DNA Day, a program to introduce model organism research to high school students in her home country.
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Heath Blackmon
Heath Blackmon, Trainee Advisory Representative to the Board of Directors, is leading an NSF-funded outreach project to teach software and coding skills to his fellow veterans.
GSA Meetings
#Worm17 kicks off today!
Make the most of your conference experience using the online planner and/or mobile app and follow the conversation on Twitter via #Worm17. Come say hello to GSA staff and journal editors at the booth and poster sessions!
Are you at UCLA and interested in helping to improve GSA's new meetings website? E-mail or find Tracey DePellegrin at #Worm17 to trade your opinion for a Starbucks gift card. We're working to make the sites user friendly, so we'd love to hear from you in person.
Sarah Bay joins the GSA journals
We are delighted to welcome former GSA science writing intern Sarah Bay to the Society's staff as Journals Assistant Editor and GSA Programs Manager!
Housekeeping genes escape miRNA repression through alternative polyadenylation
Changing where the polyA tail is added to an mRNA transcript fine-tunes the tissue-specific expression of many C. elegans genes.
Dysfunctional calcium release contributes to muscle weakness as we age
C. elegans experiments support the significance of the muscle ryanodine receptor to many age-related muscle problems.
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WormBook: Experimental Evolution with Caenorhabditis Nematodes
Male Infertility Is Responsible for Nearly Half of the Extinction Observed in the Mouse Collaborative Cross
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Rapid and Recent Evolution of LTR Retrotransposons Drives Rice Genome Evolution During the Speciation of AA-Genome Oryza Species
BiFCROS: A Low-Background Fluorescence Repressor Operator System for Labeling of Genomic Loci
Students and Postdocs
Get funding to organize a local career development symposium
Gain leadership experience and serve your fellow early career scientists by organizing a GSA Career Development Symposium. Deadline for proposals: July 10.
Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions
GSA partner organization FASEB invites postdocs to this two-day career development program for making a successful transition to independence. Travel awards are available for all eligible applicants selected to participate in the Institute.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
NIH abandons grant cap scheme, replaces with new fund for younger scientists
The NIH is scrapping its grant support index (GSI), which would have capped funding for some individuals in order to support more investigators overall. Instead, the agency will eventually devote $1 billion per year to funding proposals from early- and midcareer investigators.
Curation Scientist
Boston Children's Hospital

Research Scientist, Insect Breeding
Aspire Food Group

Senior Research Associate/Specialist

Postdoc, Drosophila circadian rhythms
Centro Interdiciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaiso, Chile

Tenure Track, Cardiovascular Genetics
Temple University

Staff Scientist (Senior Level Research)
Integrated DNA Technologies

Postdoc, Population Genetics
Desert Research Institute

Postdoc, Neurobiology and Genetics
Monell Chemical Senses Center

Research Technician / Research Assistant
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Postdoc, Drosophila
University of Sydney
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