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October 11, 2017
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Illustrated Test Tubes Students & Postdocs
Fund travel to a conference or laboratory course with a DeLill Nasser Award. Deadline November 1.

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Society News
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Jessica Velez
ECS Communication and Outreach Subcommittee Member Jessica Velez is passionate about scientific outreach at the local community level and serves on the board of the national non-profit Ask A Scientist.
GSA Meetings
Undergraduate Travel Awards applications now open for #DROS18 and #PEQG18
Undergrads planning to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference or the Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference next year are invited to apply for the GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards or Vicky Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards. Deadline November 1.
Submit your #DROS18 abstracts now!
Don’t miss the chance to present in Philadelphia at the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference! The abstract submission deadline is November 16.
Clues to the innate drug resistance of a cocoa-fermenting pathogen
Candida krusei gives chocolate its pleasant aroma and is a naturally fluconazole-resistant pathogen in immunocompromised patients. Cuomo et al. unveil the first whole-genome sequence of a clinical sample of C. krusei.
An extra chromosome that does double duty
Inheriting an extra chromosome can sometimes be disastrous, but Linder et al. investigate a chromosome duplication that helps yeast survive harsh conditions.
Visit the GSA Journals booth at the ASHG meeting
Come chat with the friendly GENETICS and G3 editorial staff at the American Society for Human Genetics Meeting in Florida next week and get your publishing questions answered! See us at booth 853.
GENETICS journal cover
Do Gametes Woo? Evidence for Their Nonrandom Union at Fertilization
FlyBook: Gene Tagging Strategies To Assess Protein Expression, Localization, and Function in Drosophila
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Intricate and Cell Type-Specific Populations of Endogenous Circular DNA (eccDNA) in Caenorhabditis elegans and Homo sapiens
The Glyphosate-Based Herbicide Roundup Does not Elevate Genome-Wide Mutagenesis of Escherichia coli
Students and Postdocs
Aashiq Mirza on the importance of being collaborative for a successful career in academic research
In the latest Decoding Life interview, postdoc Aashiq Mirza talks about acquiring interdisciplinary skills and habits for success during the early stages of a research career.
Webinar on advocating for research funding
GSA partner FASEB is hosting a webinar TODAY, Wednesday, October 11 from 2–3 pm EDT for all who want to advocate for US federal research funding. The webinar will include an overview of the new “Value of Federally Funded Biological Research” slide deck, along with tips on effective presentation.
Community Announcements
GSA member and 2017 Beadle Award recipient Susan Gerbi is advertising for a postdoctoral associate to work on DNA re-replication.
Members in the News
Nobel Prize to Hall, Rosbash, and Young
Drosophila geneticists have been all over the news since the announcement that Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael C. Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The award recognizes their groundbreaking work in understanding circadian rhythm.
Another Nobel Prize for the Fruit Fly
A New York Times op-ed by GSA member and 2016 Fly Board President David Bilder explains the importance of funding Drosophila research.
Six Nobel prizes – what’s the fascination with the fruit fly?
The Guardian explores Drosophila research and quotes GSA members Simon Collier and Andreas Prokop.
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