DeLill Nasser applications due soon, PEQG hotel reservations due soon
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March 28, 2018
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TAGC 2020 The Allied Genetics Conference 2020

TAGC is back! Mark your calendars for April 22–26, 2020, Metro Washington, DC.

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Society News
DeLill Nasser travel funding applications due
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 Peer Review Program update
Apply before April 14 for the pilot GENETICS Peer Review Training Program, which provides early career scientists with a mentored peer review experience in which they participate in authentic manuscript reviews. Read about the program’s progress so far in this program update.
GSA Meetings
Abstracts due soon for Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference
Abstract submission and registration are now open for the 2018 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference, which will be held July 17–22 in Washington, DC. Abstracts are due by April 4.
#PEQG18 hotel reservations due soon
Be sure to book your hotel room for the Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference before the deadline on April 17.
Register now for the International Xenopus Conference
Abstract submission is open for the 17th International Xenopus Conference, which will be held in Seattle, WA, August 12–16. Abstracts are due by May 3.
The genomic downside of greener pastures
Human population data from Quebec reveals the genetic consequences of rapid expansions.
A CRISPR shortcut for switching yeast mating types
A CRISPR-based method rapidly and efficiently switches yeast mating types in a single cotransformation.
Ira Herskowitz's musical tribute to GENETICS
If you need a musical interlude today, listen to some of the parody songs by yeast genetics legend Ira Herskowitz at the end of his "Conversations in Genetics" interview. The link below will take you straight to "Return to Sender," a tribute to the joys of publishing in GENETICS.
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Regulation of Circadian Behavior by Astroglial MicroRNAs in Drosophila
Estimating Barriers to Gene Flow from Distorted Isolation-by-Distance Patterns
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Identification of Two Distinct Classes of the Human INO80 Complex Genome-Wide
Maize Transposable Elements Ac/Ds as Insertion Mutagenesis Tools in Candida albicans
Students and Postdocs
Ashlyn Ritter on connecting scientists with the medical community
In the latest "Decoding Life" interview, a medical science liaison shares tips on how to branch out of academia and explains how her passion for science communication is a perfect match for her career.
The Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship: an inside view
For early career geneticists who would like to transition to a policy career, the Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship provides a 16-month training experience designed to bridge the gap. Learn more in this interview with two of the program mentors.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Ryan Briscoe Runquist
Ryan Briscoe Runquist is Co-Chair of the Early Career Scientist Steering Committee and a plant evolutionary ecologist. She wants to help build connections between scientists and their communities by creating grassroots programs for science communication, informal teaching, and outreach.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Veronica Donato
Veronica Donato is a member of the Early Career Scientist Steering Committee and studies the microbiome-gut-brain axis in C. elegans. She hopes to create tools that guide international students through the application process for training positions in the US.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Science visualization challenge
Enter your best science visualizations, including apps, graphics, videos, and photos, in the Vizzies. The competition is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science. Entries are due April 15.
Trump, Congress approve largest US research spending increase in a decade
The US government has passed a 2018 spending package that provides substantial increases for many research agencies, including an 8.3% boost to the NIH budget, a 3.95% boost to the NSF's research account, and a $33 million increase to USDA research programs.
Community Announcements
Zebrafish Development and Genetics summer course
The deadline to apply for the Marine Biological Laboratory "Zebrafish Development and Genetics” summer course (August 4–18, 2018) is MONDAY, APRIL 16th. This intensive two-week course caters to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and independent investigators who are incorporating the zebrafish model into their research and/or teaching. Applications from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged. Scholarships and financial assistance are available.
Outreach volunteers needed for USA Science & Engineering Festival
AAAS will be presenting a 1400 sq. ft. exhibit, "The Science of the Senses" April 6–8 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. They will need over 150 volunteers to help out at the exhibit during a three-day exposition that attracts over 350,000 visitors. Volunteering is easy and fun and starts by filling out the linked form.
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Postdoc: polygenic basis of congenital heart defects
University of California, Irvine - Center for Complex Biological Systems

Conservation Genetics Laboratory Manager
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Program Manager
Genetic Alliance

GeneDx Product Development Specialist
GeneDx, Inc

Postdoc: Human genomics

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Wesleyan University
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