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September 27, 2017
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PEQG 2018 Last chance to nominate for the GSA Awards!
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Society News
Don't forget to vote!
Be sure to cast your vote for new positions on the GSA Board of Directors before October 5. Check your e-mail inbox for your personal ballot link, which was sent on September 21.
GSA Meetings
Submit your #DROS18 abstracts!
Get ready! You may submit your abstracts for the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference starting next Monday, October 2. The abstract submission deadline is November 16, 2017.
How model organism researchers can help solve rare disease puzzles
A review by Wangler et al. describes numerous tools clinicians and basic scientists have at hand to help them work together on puzzling rare diseases.
A gene linked to human obesity also controls fat deposition in plants
There’s no such thing as an obese plant. But that doesn’t mean plants can’t teach us something about fat.
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FlyBook: DNA Replication Control During Drosophila Development: Insights into the Onset of S Phase, Replication Initiation, and Fork Progression
A Gene Implicated in Activation of Retinoic Acid Receptor Targets Is a Novel Renal Agenesis Gene in Humans
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Habitat Predicts Levels of Genetic Admixture in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Ankyrin-1 Gene Exhibits Allelic Heterogeneity in Conferring Protection Against Malaria
Students and Postdocs
Mary Ellen Wiltrout on switching from lab work to creating innovative science education programs
In the latest Decoding Life interview, Mary Ellen Wiltrout, a Biology Digital Learning Scientist and Curriculum Development Specialist at MITx, highlights the importance of maintaining connections and gaining experience for a successful career in science education.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
NIH RFA: Population-Based Model Organism Research for G x E Exploration
NIH Program Officer Kim McAllister is reaching out to the GSA community to alert you to a funding opportunity that will support R01 research projects related to population-based model organism research.
Community Announcements
Repetitive DNA Symposium at NYU
"Cracking the Repetitive DNA Code" is a GSA Career Development Symposium organized by early career scientists on the structure and functions of the repetitive genome. The event takes place October 27 at New York University.
Members in the News
Alexandra Erwin receives STEMMy Award
Early Career Scientist Steering Committee Co-Chair Alexandra Erwin (University of Kansas) has received the 2017 STEMMy Student Achiever Award from Central Exchange, a nonprofit that works to increase gender diversity in leadership positions in the Kansas City region. Erwin's award is presented to a woman in STEM with demonstrated academic success and community involvement.
Nicole Green featured in science art auction
The science art of Early Career Scientist Career Development Subcommittee member Nicole Green (Kansas State University) was featured at a fundraising dinner hosted by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute. The art was auctioned off to raise money for local STEM programs for young students.
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