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February 28, 2018
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Dros18 logo #Dros18 hotel deadline TOMORROW

Reserve your Annual Drosophila Research Conference rooms by March, 1.

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Apply now for DeLill Nasser travel funding
Grad student and postdoc members are invited to apply for the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics, which supports travel to conferences and courses held between July 1 and December 31, 2018. Applications are due April 3.
» genetics-gsa.org
Undergrad travel funding to #Ciliate18, #Xenopus18, and #Yeast18
Applications are now open for the GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards. Undergrad members presenting research at a GSA conference are eligible to apply. The current application period covers the 2018 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference, International Xenopus Conference, and Yeast Genetics Meeting. Applications are due March 21.
» genetics-gsa.org
Congrats Finnerty Awardees!
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award. This award supports travel costs for undergraduates to present their research at the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. We'll see you in Philadelphia!
» genestogenomes.org
GSA Meetings
Talk shop at the #Dros18 community lunch
Take a deep dive into the latest topics in our field over lunch at the 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Each discussion at the Community, Connections, and Lunch event will be moderated by established and up-and-coming community leaders, who will explore the latest scientific findings, such as presentations from the conference and hot topics in the literature, or other professional development and community issues.
» genestogenomes.org
Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference registration open
Abstract submission and registration are now open for the 2018 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference, which will be held July 17–July 22 in Washington, DC. Abstracts are due by April 4.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Get peer review experience
Applications are now open for the GENETICS Peer Review Training Program pilot. Participants will prepare reviews of manuscripts and receive one-on-one mentoring in manuscript reviewing from members of the GENETICS Editorial Board. Applications due April 14.
» genetics-gsa.org
Tales told by ancient human DNA
A new statistical approach to getting the most from ancient samples is revealing more about the relationships between ancient humans and modern ones.
» genestogenomes.org
How baker’s yeast turns from friend to foe
Phadke et al. searched for traits that allow S. cerevisiae to invade a model host: the larval form of the greater wax moth.
» genestogenomes.org
GENETICS journal cover
FlyBook: RNA Interference (RNAi) Screening in Drosophila
WormBook: Sexual Dimorphism and Sex Differences in Caenorhabditis elegans Neuronal Development and Behavior
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Inbred or Outbred? Genetic Diversity in Laboratory Rodent Colonies
Use of a Sibling Subtraction Method for Identifying Causal Mutations in Caenorhabditis elegans by Whole-Genome Sequencing
Students and Postdocs
Maryam Zaringhalam on why extracurriculars aren’t “extra”
In the latest Decoding Life interview, a AAAS Science, Technology, and Policy fellow discusses community engagement activities during her PhD that helped her transition into a career in science policy and communication.
» genestogenomes.org
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Giovanna Collu
Giovanna Collu is co-chair of the ECS Policy Subcommittee and seeks to advance evidence-based decision-making for equitable public policy outcomes.
» genestogenomes.org
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Nicole Green
Nicole Green is a member of the ECS Career Development Subcommittee and loves using scientific images and storytelling to make research accessible to non-scientists.
» genestogenomes.org
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
New Faculty Profile: Daniel McKay
Daniel McKay investigates how the activity of DNA regulatory elements is controlled during development and how histone proteins act as carriers of epigenetic information during specification and maintenance of cell fates.
» genestogenomes.org
Federal budget and appropriations process 101
Watch a recording of FASEB’s recent webinar introducing the US federal budget process and its effects on research funding. The presentation also discussed how the research community can advocate for continued funding for federal research agencies.
» faseb.org
Members in the News
How to make scientists into better peer reviewers
The Scientist covers recent efforts to make better reviewers out of researchers, including our own GENETICS Peer Review Training Program.
» the-scientist.com
A Scientist’s Mission: Talking Genetics With Everybody
GSA member and #Dros18 plenary speaker Ting Wu was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal. Join her in a discussion of chromatin and epigenetics at the Community, Connections, and Lunch event at the conference.
» wsj.com
How cells pack tangled DNA into neat chromosomes
Quanta Magazine covers recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of DNA packaging, featuring the work of GSA member and 2018 Novitski Prize recipient Job Dekker, with comments from 2016 Morgan Medal and 1990 GSA Medal recipient Nancy Kleckner.
» quantamagazine.org
Food tailored to our genes may be on the menu soon
Research published in GENETICS on the effect of genetic variation on diet responses in mouse was covered in the Wall Street Journal, including quotes from GSA member and G3 Associate Editor David Threadgill.
» wsj.com
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