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Genetics Society of America

July 19, 2017
News for members of
the genetics community
photo of tools on a peg board Publish software and and database resources in G3!

New article type in G3 makes it easy to convey the possibilities opened up by your new tools.
Society News
Congratulations DeLill Nasser Award winners!
GSA is pleased to announce the recipients of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics for Fall 2017. The award is given twice a year to graduate students and postdoctoral GSA members to support attendance at meetings and laboratory courses.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Faten Taki
Faten Taki investigates how mothers influence the development of offspring through milk factors, a phenomenon known as lacto-programming. Taki is a liaison to the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Career Development Subcommittee and is excited to share her background and experiences in mentoring other early career scientists.
GSA Meetings
Worm Art
Check out the amazingly creative artwork that won awards at the Worm Art Show last month!
#Worm17 GSA Poster Award Winners
Congratulations to all the GSA Poster Award winners from the 21st International C. elegans Conference!
How nematodes sense danger
Zhou et al. report that C. elegans can sense when members of its kind have been wounded or killed nearby.
Hot wings and snow birds: Extreme temperature adaptation in domestic chickens
Fleming et al. identify genomic regions under natural selection in indigenous African and European chicken populations that optimize survival in these very different environments.
GENETICS journal cover
Taking Stock of the Drosophila Research Ecosystem
A Neurotransmitter Atlas of the Caenorhabditis elegans Male Nervous System Reveals Sexually Dimorphic Neurotransmitter Usage
G3 journal Cover
New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Manipulating the Mitochondrial Genome To Enhance Cattle Embryo Development
Whole-Genome Sequence and Variant Analysis of W303, a Widely-Used Strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Students and Postdocs
Looking for opportunities to peer review?
Applications are open for the GENETICS Peer Review Training Program. Participants receive mentored guidance from GENETICS editors in peer reviewing manuscripts.
House bill gives NIH 3% raise, blocks cuts to overhead payments
The NIH budget cuts proposed by the US President were rejected by a House of Representatives Committee, releasing a draft bill that included a small increase in funding and a provision that would block the cap on indirect costs that had been requested by the White House.
Community Announcements
Enter your work in the BioArt Competition
GSA members are eligible to enter FASEB’s annual BioArt Scientific Image & Video Competition, which aims to share the beauty and breadth of biological research with the public.
» is free to use for both jobseekers and employers. A simple registration process provides access to a broad range of job listings in academia, government, and industry, as well as postdoctoral opportunities and more.
Principal Scientist, Vector Design (AAV) & Gene Therapy
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc

Research Technician III
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Scientific Director
Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM)

Data Scientist
Eisai Inc.

Postdoc: Quantitative Biology Education
Radford University

Postdoc: Cancer Epidemiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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