Plus the latest tools and technologies showcased at #Dros19.
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January 30, 2019
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image of fly brain Don't miss the tools and technology session at #Dros19!

Everything you need to know about attending one of Dros19’s most highly anticipated plenary sessions.

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Society News
Congratulations to the Spring 2019 winners of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics!
The DeLill Nasser Award provides students and postdocs funding to attend conferences and courses. This cycle’s winners are making strides in a wide range of research topics, including how homologous chromosomes pair during meiosis, the evolutionary consequences of sexual selection and sexual conflict, and more.
The challenges of Plan S for scientific societies
GSA Executive Director Tracey DePellegrin and GENETICS Editor in Chief Mark Johnston were quoted in a news article in Science on the impact of Plan S on scientific societies. Plan S is a proposal by several, primarily-European, research funders to require that grantees publish their work in open-access only journals or platforms.
GSA Meetings
The deadline for #Dros19 Late Abstract Submissions is Friday
There’s still time to submit your late abstracts for the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, but act fast! The February 1 deadline is just around the corner.
Register for the GENETICS Peer Review Training workshop at #Fungal19
This workshop will provide an introduction to peer reviewing, including information on best practices and a mock review. Becoming a better reviewer will help you to become a better author and to hone some of the skills central to scientific success. Attendance is limited, so don’t wait to register!
Sign up for the New Faculty Forum at #Dros19
At this one-day workshop designed for new faculty (those within the first five years of their appointment) and advanced postdocs, attendees will discuss common challenges, hear strategies for managing a laboratory, and more. Don’t miss a chance to collaborate, commiserate, and celebrate with a strong network or peers long after the fly meeting ends.
Activate your GENETICS subscription
Visit to become a GSA member and obtain your individual subscription to GENETICS. Just subscribed and don’t have access to GENETICS? Visit and enter the ID from your GSA membership letter to activate your subscription. For questions or assistance, email
Loaded words
Guest author Amir Teicher discusses how the concept of “genetic load” traces its roots back to eugenic thinking, as described in his recent Perspectives article in GENETICS.
How the fat body regulates fly sleep
The gene Ade2 links metabolism and sleep in the fat bodies of Drosophila.
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Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics of Genomic Imprinting
Diverse Lineages of Candida albicans Live on Old Oaks
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
OCMA: Fast, Memory-Efficient Factorization of Prohibitively Large Relationship Matrices
Efficient Homologous Recombination in Mice Using Long Single Stranded DNA and CRISPR Cas9 Nickase
Students and Postdocs
Apply for the Peer Review Training Program by February 14
This unique program provides training in manuscript reviewing and real-world experience as a peer reviewer.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
PALM applications are due today
The Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring (PALM) Network helps instructors put active learning into practice in their undergraduate courses. Sound interesting? Apply today to become a PALM Mentor or Fellow.
Hibernating Squirrels and the Government Shutdown
In her opinion piece in Scientific American, FASEB President-elect Hannah Carey writes, “In my lab and many others, even a temporary loss of funding puts time-sensitive research in peril.”
End of US shutdown won’t mean return to business as usual for research agencies
Science reports on the triage process underway at reopened US federal research agencies.
Late Abstract Submissions for #Dros19
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GENETICS Peer Review Training Program Applications
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Hotel Reservation deadline for #Dros19
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Abstract Submissions for #Worm19
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DeLill Nasser Award applications
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Helen Ziegler & Associates, Inc

Assistant/Associate Professor - Academic Clinician Track, Division of Genomic Diagnostics
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Genetics Counselor, Perinatal Center
Upstate Medical University

Postdoc: Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology
University of California, Davis

Senior Scientist, Biomarker Signatures
Johnson & Johnson

Postdoc: Bioinformatics, Fungal Genomics and Transcriptomics
University of California, Davis

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Good Start Genetics, Inc

Molecular Genetics Lab Director
University of Mississippi Medical Center
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