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June 20, 2018
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photo of National Harbor Zebrafish at TAGC!

The International Zebrafish Society will join the other TAGC communities gathering in 2020.

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Applications open for the GENETICS Peer Review Training Program
Apply now for the GENETICS Peer Review Training program to network with GENETICS editors, participate in the peer review process, and learn best practices in scientific reviewing.
GSA Meetings
#Xenopus18 early registration discount ends July 3
Don’t miss the International Xenopus Conference early registration and housing deadline! The conference takes place August 12–16 in Seattle, WA.
#Yeast18 early registration discount ends July 11
Save on your Yeast Genetics Meeting costs by registering before the early registration deadline. The conference takes place August 22–26 in Stanford, CA.
#TAGC20 Allied Program Committee formed
We are pleased to announce the formation of the Allied Program Committee, who are charged with developing a diverse TAGC program that spans community boundaries. Stay tuned for updates on what to expect in 2020!

Mark Johnston, University of Denver, Chair
Phil Batterham, University of Melbourne
Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine
Kirsten Bomblies, John Innes Centre
Maitreya Dunham, University of Washington
Phil Hieter, University of British Columbia
Sally Moody, George Washington University
Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory
Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University
Molly Przeworski, Columbia University
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
#PEQG18 Poster Awards
Congratulations to all the winners of poster awards at the 2018 Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference!
Imprinting impulsivity
A report in GENETICS shows imprinted genes can have oppositional effects on adult behavior in mice.
Building the basement
A suppressor screen in C. elegans uncovers previously unknown flexibility in the genetics underlying extracellular membranes.
GENETICS journal cover
Efficient Expression of Genes in the Drosophila Germline Using a UAS Promoter Free of Interference by Hsp70 piRNAs
Why Is DNA Double Stranded? The Discovery of DNA Excision Repair Mechanisms
G3 journal Cover
New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
A Cloning-Free Method for CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Genome Editing in Fission Yeast
Ancestral State Reconstruction of the Apoptosis Machinery in the Common Ancestor of Eukaryotes
Students and Postdocs
Haley Hunter-Zinck: You don’t have to make career decisions alone
In the latest Decoding Life interview, a health science specialist talks about her career using informatics skills to help doctors and hospital staff make better decisions about hospital management.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Laura Taylor
Policy Subcommittee member Laura Taylor studies dementia using C. elegans and would like to increase scientific literacy among the public and advocate for more evidence-based decision making.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Mahantesh Biradar
Communication and Outreach Subcommittee member Mahantesh Biradar studies genes associated with cardiovascular diseases and is passionate about social media strategy, digital marketing, and community development.
The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowships: an inside view
The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent graduate students to spend a year working at a state or federal agency in Alaska on projects at the intersection of marine science and policy. Learn more in the latest interview from the Early Career Scientist Policy Subcommittee.
Early Career Leader Updates
Career Development Subcommittee member Sonali Majumdar is joining the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs of University of Virginia as an Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development. Learn more about the Early Career Scientist Leadership and Professional Development program at the link.
Meet your elected officials this summer
Register with GSA partner the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) for the 2018 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits. This event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. AIBS works with participants to schedule the meetings and provides online training and one-on-one support.
» is free to use for both jobseekers and employers. A simple registration process provides access to a broad range of job listings in academia, government, and industry, as well as postdoctoral opportunities and more.
Assistant Researcher in C. elegans Genetics
University of Kansas

GeneDx Lead Engineer - Bioinformatics Systems Integration
GeneDx, Inc

Associate Director - Human Genetics - Early Target Discovery San Diego, CA

Research Technician I, Cellular Neurobiology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Medicine (Genetics)
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Postdoc: asymmetric cell division
University of Washington

Postdoc: Computational Genetics
Johns Hopkins
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