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Genetics Society of America

September 13, 2017
News for members of
the genetics community
PEQG 2018 Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics
May 13–16, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin

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Society News
GSA Awards nomination deadline extended
Help us shine a light on the best of the genetics community by nominating outstanding individuals for the GSA Awards, including the TH Morgan Medal, GSA Medal, Beadle Award, Jones Award for Excellence in Education, and Novitski Prize. Due to the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we’ve received requests to extend the nomination deadline by two weeks. The new deadline is October 3.
Elect the future of the GSA
All GSA members, including students and postdocs, are invited to vote for new positions on the GSA’s Board of Directors. Make sure you have a say in the future leadership of the Society, and check your e-mail for your voting link. Read the candidates' statements at the link below.
GSA Meetings
Reserve #DROS18 exhibit space now
Reach the right audience with a booth at the 2018 Annual Drosophila Research Conference! Book now for early-bird discounts.
Fast-evolving female-biased genes defy expectations in mosquitoes
Genes involved in male reproduction tend to evolve rapidly. For yellow-fever mosquitoes, Whittle and Extavour's results flip this paradigm upside down.
Switching biofilm formation on and off in yeast
In a medical setting, durable biofilms can contribute to dangerous antibiotic resistance. Cromie et al. use a yeast model to identify six genes involved in biofilm formation, providing new leads for combatting biofilm-forming pathogens.
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Model Organisms Facilitate Rare Disease Diagnosis and Therapeutic Research
Waddington Redux: De Novo Mutations Underlie the Genetic Assimilation of Stress-Induced Phenocopies in Drosophila melanogaster
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Accelerating Wright–Fisher Forward Simulations on the Graphics Processing Unit
Reduced Protein Expression in a Virus Attenuated by Codon Deoptimization
Students and Postdocs
GSA Career Development Symposia
Congrats to the early career GSA members organizing the next round of Career Development Symposia! Proposals awarded include symposia on careers and collaboration, ethical and inspiring mentorship, and mycology.
Mollie Manier on academia, choosing mentors, and becoming a parent
In the latest Decoding Life post, Assistant Professor Mollie Manier reflects on choosing mentors and her career path in academia.
Senate spending panel approves $2 billion raise for NIH in 2018
A US Senate subcommittee approved a draft spending bill proposing a $2 billion raise for the National Institutes of Health in the 2018 fiscal year. The bill would also block a White House proposal to slash NIH payments that cover overhead costs.
Community Announcements
Science communication advice
Interested in science communication and engaging with the public and policymakers? GSA member Andreas Prokop has co-edited a special science communication issue of Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.
Members in the News
TOR discoverer Michael Hall wins Lasker Award
Congrats to GSA member Michael N. Hall for winning the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award! Hall used yeast to discover the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic control of cell growth.
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