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August 1, 2018
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GSA community Survey Getting to work

GSA President Jeannie Lee discusses the results of the community survey and the Society’s strategic planning process.

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Due tomorrow: GENETICS Peer Review Training Program
Apply 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. Applications are due tomorrow, August 2.
GSA Meetings
#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.
Roaches help unlock termite society secrets
Termites may have evolved sterile castes through hormone signaling changes in their cockroach ancestors.
Using fruit flies to find rare disease treatments
An automated drug screening approach gives insight into rare NGLY1 deficiency.
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Heritable Epigenomic Changes to the Maize Methylome Resulting from Tissue Culture
The Spectrum of Replication Errors in the Absence of Error Correction Assayed Across the Whole Genome of Escherichia coli
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
gQTL: A Web Application for QTL Analysis Using the Collaborative Cross Mouse Genetic Reference Population
A Dual sgRNA Approach for Functional Genomics in Arabidopsis thaliana
Students and Postdocs
Jeanne Garbarino: I found my place in science outreach
In the latest Decoding Life interview, a director of outreach talks about her work promoting equitable access to science and fostering connections with science. Along with her team, she creates innovative resources and educational programs that inspire an appreciation for the scientific process.
Congratulations HHMI Gilliam Fellows
GSA member Patricka Williams-Simon and her advisor Elizabeth King (University of Missouri-Columbia) have been awarded an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship to support the development of their scientific leadership and commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Michelle Smith appointed Editor in Chief of CourseSource
Congratulations GSA member and Education Committee Chair Michelle Smith, who has been appointed Editor in Chief of CourseSource, which publishes peer-reviewed undergraduate teaching resources.
FASEB comments on strategies to promote postdoctoral career transitions and faculty diversity
On July 18, GSA partner FASEB submitted comments in response to a Request for Information issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences on “Strategies for Enhancing Postdoctoral Career Transitions to Promote Faculty Diversity.” FASEB’s response highlights activities designed to provide trainees from underrepresented groups with educational and career development opportunities and access to resources that might otherwise be unavailable.
New summer advocacy resources
GSA partner organization FASEB recently released an infographic on the benefits of biomedical research, as well as a guide to hosting a lab visit. Summer is an ideal time to advocate for science funding in the US: the House of Representatives’ recess is July 30 to September 3, and the Senate break is August 6–10.
Community Announcements
In memoriam: Bruce Baker
Bruce Stewart Baker—the geneticist whose work uncovered molecular mechanisms of Drosophila sex determination and dosage compensation—died unexpectedly on July 1, 2018. Read a tribute by Deborah Andrew and many of Baker’s friends and colleagues.
Webinar: Shared resources 101
GSA partner organization FASEB is hosting a webinar on shared resources. This one-hour online event, held August 14, will discuss strategies and best practices to help researchers locate existing resources, identify potential funding sources for new acquisitions, and promote sustainable sharing.
» 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.
Senior Staff Scientist
Uniformed Services University

Statistical Geneticists and Bioinformaticians
Genomics plc

Faculty Positions in Functional and Chemical Genomics
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Ecological or Evolutionary Modeler
University of Wyoming

Postdoc: Computational Genomics
Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor: Physiological Genomics
University of Colorado Denver

PhD Graduate Student Positions in Plant Ecological Genetics
Texas Tech University


Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
University of Calgary
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