New fellows of the Royal Society announced.
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Didem Sarikaya to serve as Advisory Representative to the GSA Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce that Didem P. Sarikaya (University of California, Davis) has been appointed as a Trainee Advisory Representative to the GSA Board of Directors for 2018–2020.
Nominations open for new GSA Board of Directors
2018 GSA members are invited to nominate outstanding community members to stand for election for the GSA Board of Directors. Self-nominations are welcome. Members should have received a nomination link via e-mail from around May 22.
GSA Meetings
#PEQG18 in Haiku
Attendees of the Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference bombarded Twitter with more than 50 #PEQG18 haikus (and one limerick), providing poetic snippets of the meeting to those who couldn’t make it. You can also check out April Wei’s fantastic sketch notes of the meeting!
#Ciliate18 early registration discount deadline
Don’t miss the early registration discount for the 2018 Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference! The deadline is May 30.
Seeking the flaw in error-prone DNA polymerases
A yeast study suggests faulty proofreading is not to blame for links between cancer and DNA polymerase   variants.
Mito-nuclear interactions could influence disease variability
A new fruit fly model of Leigh syndrome reveals the importance of mtDNA variation.
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Simultaneous Discovery of Cell-Free DNA and the Nucleosome Ladder
A Simple Test Identifies Selection on Complex Traits
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Russian Doll Genes and Complex Chromosome Rearrangements in Oxytricha trifallax
Repeat-Specific Functions for the C-Terminal Domain of RNA Polymerase II in Budding Yeast
Students and Postdocs
The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship: an inside view
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program provides fellows with a 12-week immersion in science policy. Learn more in the latest from the Early Career Scientist Policy Subcommittee’s series on science policy fellowships.
Abha Ahuja on teaching with impact
In the latest Decoding Life interview, an assistant professor at an education startup discusses getting teaching experience as a postdoc, designing active learning courses online, and how her identity helps her relate to her diverse students.
Members in the News
New fellows of the Royal Society announced
Congratulations to GSA members newly elected as fellows of the Royal Society, including Martin Chalfie (Columbia University) and Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory).
Congratulations new NAS member Virginia Zakian
Congratulations to upcoming presenter of the Winge-Lindegren Address at #Yeast18, Virginia Zakian (Princeton University), who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
New members of the American Philosophical Society elected
Congratulations to new members of the American Philosophical Society, including GSA Board member and #PEQG18 co-organizer Hopi Hoekstra (Harvard University/HHMI) and GSA member and Nobel Laureate Michael Young (Rockefeller University).
New EMBO members announced
Congratulations to GSA member Bernardo Carvalho (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), who has been elected an Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization.
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