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July 5, 2018
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Shape GSA’s strategic vision
GSA is looking for energetic and engaged members interested in helping us plan the future of the Society. Join one of several working groups composed of GSA leadership and members from all career stages and taking place from now until December 2018. The time commitment varies, depending on your availability. Students and postdocs are encouraged to take part! To sign up or request more information, please use the linked form.
Help design diversity, inclusion, and representation initiatives
GSA is in the process of forming a new committee on diversity, inclusion, and representation, and we need your voices! GSA members from all career stages are encouraged to apply.
Congratulations DeLill Nasser Award recipients!
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics for Fall 2018! Given twice a year to grad students and postdocs, DeLill Nasser Awards support attendance at meetings and laboratory courses.
GSA Meetings
#Yeast18 early registration discount ends next week
Save on your Yeast Genetics Meeting costs by registering before the early registration deadline on July 11. The conference takes place August 22–26 in Stanford, CA.
Sign up for the #Yeast18 GENETICS Peer Review Training Program
This half-day workshop at Stanford University provides an introduction to peer reviewing for early career researchers, including graduate students. The workshop will cover best practices and a mock review. Becoming a better reviewer helps you to become a better author and to hone some of the skills central to scientific success.
#Xenopus18 abstract assignments now available
If you submitted an abstract for the International Xenopus Conference you can now view your assignment to either poster or oral presentation sessions.
#Yeast18 abstract assignments now available
If you submitted an abstract for the Yeast Genetics Meeting you can now view your assignment to either poster or oral presentation sessions.
An updated tool for finding the footprints of selection
diploS/HIC uses machine learning to identify selective sweeps in unphased data.
The evolution of protein design
An evolutionary approach outperforms a design approach in modeling protein sequence variation.
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WormBook: Recent Molecular Genetic Explorations of Caenorhabditis elegans MicroRNAs
Dynamic Copy Number Evolution of X- and Y-Linked Ampliconic Genes in Human Populations
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Defects in the Neuroendocrine Axis Contribute to Global Development Delay in a Drosophila Model of NGLY1 Deficiency
Survey of Human Chromosome 21 Gene Expression Effects on Early Development in Danio rerio
Students and Postdocs
Namrata Sengupta on believing in the power of your own story
A Science Communications Officer talks about her career breaking down complex science for the public.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Jaclyn Bubnell
Jaclyn Bubnell is a member of the ECS Diversity Subcommittee and studies germline evolution in Drosophila. She is passionate about equalizing access to educational, scientific, and emotional support resources for all scientists.
Funding for early career scientist policy groups
Student and postdoc-led science policy groups in the US are invited to submit proposals for GSA partner Research!America’s candidate engagement initiative during the 2018 midterm election season. Deadline for proposals is July 13.
Community Announcements
NIGMS seeks input on strategies to promote faculty diversity
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) wants your input on supporting scientists from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers as university faculty at research-intensive institutions. Comments accepted through July 20.
Fruit fly geneticist Dan Lindsley dies
Coverage from The Scientist on Dan Lindsley, a Drosophila research leader, Morgan Medalist, and former GSA President, who passed away on June 22.
Assessing the taxonomic status of the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) seeks committee members for a new study to assess the taxonomic status of the red wolf and the Mexican gray wolf.
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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

GeneDx Lead Engineer - Bioinformatics Systems Integration
GeneDx, Inc

Assistant Researcher in C. elegans Genetics
University of Kansas

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

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

Research Technician I, Cellular Neurobiology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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