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July 18, 2018
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Are you affected by the “travel ban” executive order?
The GSA Executive Committee encourages members of our community affected by President Trump’s travel ban to let us know how the policy impacts you.
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GSA Meetings
Register now for #Yeast18
Make sure you register for the Yeast Genetics Meeting by August 17! The conference takes place August 22–26 in Stanford, CA.
#Xenopus18 Conference App
Navigate the International Xenopus Conference with ease by downloading the conference app, now available online.
GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop at #Yeast18
Learn to write better papers by putting yourself in the reviewers’ and editors’ shoes. This half-day workshop at the Yeast Genetics Meeting in Stanford provides an introduction to peer reviewing for early career researchers, including graduate students.
How an earthquake shook up stickleback genomes
New genetic data help explain the rapid adaptation of stickleback fish that invaded freshwater habitats in the 1960s.
Remapping lab rats
For the first time in nearly 15 years, the rat genetic map has been updated.
A day in the mouth
Rapid genomic changes are observed in Candida albicans soon after exposure to the oral cavity.
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One Hundred Years of Linkage Disequilibrium
Comparison of Genotypic and Phenotypic Correlations: Cheverud’s Conjecture in Humans
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
A High Quality Genome for Mus spicilegus, a Close Relative of House Mice with Unique Social and Ecological Adaptations
A Simple Method for Visualization of Locus-Specific H4K20me1 Modifications in Living Caenorhabditis elegans Single Cells
Students and Postdocs
Sujal Phadke on finding work-life balance in non-profit research
A staff scientist and evolutionary biologist at the J. Craig Venter Institute finds not-for-profit research a supportive environment for early career investigators.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Filomene Morrison
ECS Diversity Subcommittee member Filomene Morrison studies the intersection of genetics and environment in psychiatric disorders and hopes to contribute to the creation of inclusive spaces within the GSA to help support early career scientists.
Early Career Leader updates
Thank you to ECS Policy Subcommittee Co-Chair Emily Lescak, who is supporting the GENETICS Peer Review Training Program by taking on an additional role as Program Specialist! Read more about her in a previous Leadership Spotlight post.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Introduce students to the primary literature with GENETICS Primers
GENETICS Research Primers introduce a current article in the journal, giving students and educators a jumping-off point for classroom use. The latest Primer discusses an article on meiotic regulation and describes bioinformatic analysis used to study translational and post-translational gene regulation. The Primer also provides discussion questions and an active learning exercise.
Research!America Science Policy Fellowship: An Inside View
Research!America sponsors a 3— 6-month science policy fellowship for recent PhD graduates. Learn more about the program in this interview with former fellow Daniel Pham in the Early Career Scientist Policy Subcommittee’s series on science policy fellowships.
FASEB Responds to Controversial EPA Rule
GSA Partner FASEB submitted comments strongly opposing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Community Announcements
Enter the FASEB BioArt Competition
GSA members of all career stages are invited to enter our partner organization FASEB’s annual BioArt competition. Submissions can include fluorescence or electron microscopy, other images and photographs, 3D printing, or video. Submit by August 30.
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The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoc: neuroscience
Brandeis University

Research Scientist, Insect Breeding
Aspire Food Group

Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics)
University of Colorado Denver

Senior Research Associate/Research Specialist, Biochemistry and Protein Production/Purification

Assistant Research Scientist - Medicine - Genetics
University of California, San Diego

Postdoc: noncoding RNA
UC Berkeley
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