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January 31, 2018
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New initiative for all GSA Conferences. #Dros18 deadline is Feb 14!

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Congrats to DeLill Nasser awardees!
Congratulations to all the Spring 2018 recipients of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics! Applications for the next round of these grad student and postdoc travel awards are due April 4. Learn more about the winners at the link.
» genestogenomes.org
GSA Meetings
Abstracts due soon for Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics
Submit your abstracts now for the Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference 2018! Abstracts are due by February 15.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Community, Connections, & Lunch at #Dros18
Don’t miss your opportunity to talk about the latest scientific discoveries, careers, and more with leaders of the fly community! Join us at the fly meeting to broaden your network and deepen your connections. Discussion leaders so far include: Vanessa Auld, Catherine Brennan, Clement Chow, Wu-Min Deng, Sally Elgin, Cassandra Extavour, Scott Hawley, Amy Kiger, Joshua Mast, Thomas Merritt, Stephanie Mohr, Dmitri Petrov, Mark Peifer, Andreas Prokop, Blake Riggs, Michelle Smith, Tin Tin Su, Maria Vibranovski, Kristi Wharton, Ting Wu, Daniela Zarnescu, with more to come.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Early #Dros18 registration discount ends Friday
Don't forget to register for the Annual Drosophila Research Conference before February 2!
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
A fly that thrives on a deadly diet
When a noni fruit ripens, it stinks like old cheese. Familiar to many in the form of expensive juices sold as health supplements, this pungent fruit is engaged in a slow-motion race with would-be insect pests.
» genestogenomes.org
Is a statistical test letting significance slip through the cracks?
A new version of the Sequence Kernel Association Test (SKAT) identified almost 40 times more statistically significant relationships than the traditional SKAT analysis did.
» genestogenomes.org
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FlyBook: Mosaic Analysis in Drosophila
Relaxed Selection During a Recent Human Expansion
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Natural Variation in SER1 and ENA6 Underlie Condition-Specific Growth Defects in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
The Substrates of Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay in Caenorhabditis elegans
Students and Postdocs
Chris Mason on integrating art, law, and humanity through metagenomics of the earth and beyond
In the latest Decoding Life interview, a metagenomicist talks about developing a 500-year survival plan, harnessing the power of citizen scientists, crowdfunding and more.
» genestogenomes.org
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Why publish your class activities in CourseSource?
Are you looking for ways to advance your career while sharing creative instructional materials? CourseSource is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes articles describing biology activities developed with evidence-based pedagogical techniques, such as active learning.
» genestogenomes.org
New Faculty Profile: Jordan Ward
The New Faculty Profile series starts again with nematode geneticist Jordan Ward. New Faculty Profiles allow GSA members who are establishing their first labs to introduce themselves to our wider community.
» genestogenomes.org
Community Announcements
FASEB Excellence in Science Award webinar
The Excellence in Science Award recognizes outstanding women in the biological sciences. Join a FASEB webinar to learn more about applying for the award.
» gotowebinar.com
Members in the News
Why aren't you a lefty: a geneticist finds clues in kangaroos and shopping malls
Thomas Merritt (Laurentian University) explores the genetics of handedness in The Conversation, including the hair whorl investigations performed by Amar Klar in shopping malls.
» theconversation.com
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Faculty Positions in Autoimmunity and Inflammation
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Postdoc: Mammalian Evolutionary Genomics
The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics

Bioinformatics Scientist
Progenity, Inc.

Assistant Professor - Cell & Molecular Biology
Southeast Missouri State University
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