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September 12, 2018
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BioEYES, recipients of the Elizabeth W. Jones Award BioEYES

Learn about the 2018 recipients of the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education.

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Society News
Nominations open for GSA Awards
Nominate outstanding scientists, educators, and community leaders for the GSA’s annual awards by October 3.
GSA Meetings
Save the Date: 30th Fungal Genetics Conference
Join us at Asilomar March 12–17, 2019 for the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference.
Save the Date: 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Celebrate 60 years of buzz at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference, March 27–31, 2019 in Dallas, TX.
A look into how fur seals rebounded after overhunting
A new genome assembly for Antarctic fur seals sheds light on their historic comeback after 19th century hunting.
Midnight munchers: starved worms can’t sleep
Food-deprivation inhibits the stress-induced sleep response in C. elegans.
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Muller “Elements” in Drosophila: How the Search for the Genetic Basis for Speciation Led to the Birth of Comparative Genomics
Gene Birth Contributes to Structural Disorder Encoded by Overlapping Genes
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
The Sleep Inbred Panel, a Collection of Inbred Drosophila melanogaster with Extreme Long and Short Sleep Duration
Tandem Duplicate Genes in Maize Are Abundant and Date to Two Distinct Periods of Time
Students and Postdocs
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Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Peer-tutoring helps students succeed
Biology students who participated in a one-on-one homework activity with a classmate showed increased learning gains.
Promoting good mentoring in science careers
GSA partner FASEB will offer a webinar on September 25 examining successful mentor-mentee programs and relationships.
NIH Director gives testimony on foreign influence in US-Funded Research
GSA partner FASEB reports on recent testimony given by NIH Director Francis Collins to the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on recent cases of foreign entities attempting to inappropriately influence or subvert the funding peer review process.
Community Announcements
LGBTQ+ STEM recognition awards
Nominate outstanding LGBTQ+ colleagues for the recognition awards of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals. Nominations close on October 31.
Share your ideas for the future of genomic medicine
GSA members of all career stages are invited to a Community Town Hall to help shape the direction of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s 2020–2030 strategic plan. The Town Hall will take place in Atlanta, GA, at the Morehouse School of Medicine, on September 26.
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University of Toronto

Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Postdocs: Neuroepidemiology
Boston Children's Hospital

Fungal Geneticist
Bolt Threads

Postdoc: Developmental Gene Regulation of Wnt Signaling
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
University of Utah

Postdoc: chromatin - DNA repair - nuclear dynamics - Chiolo Lab
University of Southern California

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Harvard University

Faculty in Social Genomics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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