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August 2, 2017
News for members of
the genetics community
59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference #DROS18 Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, April 11–15, 2018, Philadelphia, PA. Check out the invited speaker lineup!
Society News
Learning to peer review
GENETICS Editor-in-Chief Mark Johnston writes about the new peer review training program being piloted by GSA, in which early career scientists receive mentoring and training from the journal’s Editorial Board.
Publish your software and data resources in G3
A new article type in G3 makes it easy for readers to understand the possibilities offered by your software and data resources.
Venom holds clues to triggers of gene family expansion
Margres et al. analyze a rattlesnake venom toxin family to tackle two models of how gene family expansion gets started. They find the most important factor in gene family growth was selection pressure to increase protein expression level.
New submission system for GENETICS and G3
The GSA journals have recently upgraded to a new manuscript submission & review system designed to increase efficiency for authors, reviewers, and editors. We welcome feedback on the new system! Please e-mail comments and questions to:
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Pervasive Behavioral Effects of MicroRNA Regulation in Drosophila
YeastBook: Pathways and Mechanisms that Prevent Genome Instability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Drosophila simulans: A Species with Improved Resolution in Evolve and Resequence Studies
A Pathway-Centered Analysis of Pig Domestication and Breeding in Eurasia
Students and Postdocs
Young Wha Lee on leaving academia for industry and finding career fulfillment
The new Decoding Life interview series profiles geneticists with diverse career paths, tracing the many directions possible after research training. Developed by the Early Career Scientist Career Development Subcommittee, the first in the series features Young Wha Lee, a data scientist at Monsanto.
When targeting non-academic jobs, does your résumé send the right message?
Can your résumé survive a ten-second scan from a recruiter and still make it into the YES pile?
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Register to serve on a National Science Foundation GFRP review panel
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites researchers and educators to register as potential Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) panelists for 2018. NSF seeks panelists from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds.
Advocacy in Your Backyard: How Scientists Can Make A Difference
The August congressional recess is a great time to reach US elected officials. GSA partner organization FASEB is hosting a webinar tomorrow (Thursday, August 3) to help you act locally to make the case for robust research funding in the 2018 budget.
Mark Peifer's call to restore NIH's cap on grant funding
GSA member Mark Peifer (UNC Chapel Hill) argues that, when it comes to addressing inequality, the NIH's Next Generation Researchers Initiative will be much less effective than the originally proposed grant cap on individuals.
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