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October 10, 2018
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photo of Philip Hieter Congratulations Philip Hieter!

Learn about the 2018 recipient of GSA's George W. Beadle Award.

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Society News
Vote now in the GSA Board elections
All GSA members are invited to vote for new officers and members of the Board of Directors. Check your e-mail for your personal ballot code, which was sent from on October 9. This year’s ballot includes six sections with two candidates each:
2019 Vice-President/2020 President
Hugo Bellen
Denise Montell
Oliver Hobert
Erika Matunis
Director 1
Pamela Geyer
Helen Salz
Director 2
Swathi Arur
David Fay
Director 3
Arash Bashirullah
Rebecca Burdine
Director 4
Buck Samuel
Jordan Ward
GSA Meetings
Submit your #Dros19 Abstracts!
Abstract submission and registration is now open for the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, to be held March 27–31, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.
What inspired Mendel?
Newly uncovered newspaper articles shed light on Mendel’s motivations.
Nanopore sequencing of 15 Drosophila genomes
Low-cost sequencing closes gaps in fly genomes.
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FlyBook: Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive Tract of Drosophila melanogaster
WormBook: From “the Worm” to “the Worms” and Back Again: The Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Nematodes
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Coping-Style Behavior Identified by a Survey of Parent-of-Origin Effects in the Rat
Comparative Genomics Approaches Accurately Predict Deleterious Variants in Plants
Students and Postdocs
Career tips: Applying for a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Are you interested in applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships? To help you prepare, Giovanna Collu, co-chair of the Early Career Scientist Policy Subcommittee, has compiled some tips learned from current and former fellows.
Apply for career symposia funding
Did you know that GSA offers funding for local symposia that provide professional development opportunities for early career scientists? Examples could include career skills symposia, networking events, and scientific symposia with substantial opportunities for student and postdoc presenters. The next round of applications are due January 10, 2019.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Classic Mendelian genetics paper now available in translation
In 1902 Lucien Cuénot published a paper showing that Mendel's laws also applied to mice. Richard Behringer and colleagues have now translated the paper into English and other languages so that students from all over the world can read this classic paper for themselves.
Not sure where to start with implementing active learning?
The PALM Fellowship program heps postdoc and faculty instructors put active learning into practice under the mentorship of experienced educators. Fellows receive mentored training and funding for travel. Apply by October 30.
Community Announcements
Why funding fruit fly research is important for the biomedical sciences
A guest post by Andreas Prokop aims to showcase how policy and decision makers can be alerted to the importance of fundamental biomedical research.
Imagine Science Film Festival
Check out the Imagine Science film festival in New York City next week, October 12–19.
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Genomics Specialist – Technology Transfer and Technical Writer
Life Epigenetics

Postdoc: Collaborative Position in the Hart & Wharton Labs
Brown University

Associate Professor / Professor - Mind Brain Behavior - Neurogenetics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Postdoc: Genomics
University of South Florida

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology-Geneticist
Fredericksburg, VA

Research Scientist
Eli Lilly and Company

Technical Specialist - Cancer Genomics
GeneDx, Inc

Genetic Biostatistical Analyst

Senior Scientist, Biomarker Signatures
Johnson & Johnson

Bioinformatics Manager

Principal Investigator/Faculty position
IRIC/Université de Montréal

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Genetics and Genomics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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