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June 6, 2018
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An update on GSA’s program of change from President Jeannie Lee.

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Lead the Public Policy Committee
Help shape GSA’s advocacy for science and our community! We invite GSA members with broad experience and perspective to apply for Chair of the GSA Public Policy Committee. Ideal applicants should have some level of experience in this area, and in particular understanding and communicating the importance of research in basic science. We are also recruiting new committee members via the same application form.
GSA partners with The Gruber Foundation to award The Gruber Prize
To promote the public awareness and recognition of recent achievements in genetics, we are pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Gruber Foundation to award the Gruber Genetics Prize.
Summer 2018 Undergraduate Travel Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Undergraduate Travel Award for Summer 2018!
GSA Meetings
Tips for foreign scientists traveling to US meetings
GSA partner FASEB presents a webinar on June 21 for scientists who plan to visit the US for a conference. An experienced immigration attorney will discuss existing and new policies affecting visa requirements.
Journal Spotlights online now
Browse some of the best of GENETICS and G3 in our annual Spotlight booklet!
ModERN treasure: hundreds of worm and fly transcription factor binding profiles cataloged
An offshoot of the modENCODE project provides crucial data and strains for understanding gene regulation.
Which is more powerful: genetic or epigenetic variation?
Arabidopsis experiments show that although epigenetic modifications contribute to trait variability, their effect pales in comparison to standing genetic variation.
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FlyBook: Development and Function of the Drosophila Tracheal System
Linkage Disequilibrium Estimation in Low Coverage High-Throughput Sequencing Data
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
diploS/HIC: An Updated Approach to Classifying Selective Sweeps
TAS2R38 Predisposition to Bitter Taste Associated with Differential Changes in Vegetable Intake in Response to a Community-Based Dietary Intervention
Students and Postdocs
Colleen Cuffaro on the journey from bench to business
In the latest Decoding Life interview a PhD-trained scientist talks about her career identifying biopharmaceutical companies with the next big idea in drug development.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Dina Beeler
Career and Development Subcommittee member Dina Beeler is a Drosophila geneticist who wants to make sure that parents have a voice in scientific communities.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Carla Bautista Rodriguez
Communication and Outreach Subcommittee member Carla Bautista Rodriguez is an astrobiologist studying adaptation to high UV radiation. She wants to break the communication barriers that separate society and scientists.
Summer advocacy activities for US scientists
Summer is an ideal time to advocate for science and engage with Congress members and local representatives while they are on recess. Join a webinar on June 27 from GSA partner FASEB to hear about actions you can take to advocate for increased research funding, including how to effectively host Congress member visits at research labs.
Community Announcements
Enhancing postdoctoral career transitions to promote faculty diversity
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences is looking for input on enhancing the postdoc-to-faculty transition for scientists from diverse backgrounds. The deadline for responses is July 20th.
Members in the News
2018 HHMI Investigators announced
Congratulations to GSA members Luciano Marraffini and Meng Wang who are among the newest HHMI Investigators!
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National Cancer Institute

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Johns Hopkins

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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University of Kansas

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GeneDx, Inc

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University of Virginia

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WuXi NextCode

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University of Washington
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