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May 22, 2019
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Congratulations to Anne Villeneuve, recipient of the 2019 GSA Medal!
The Genetics Society of America Medal recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of genetics during the past 15 years. The 2019 recipient is Anne Villeneuve (Stanford University), in recognition of her contributions to understanding the mechanisms governing chromosome inheritance during sexual reproduction. The award will be presented to Villeneuve at the 22nd International C. elegans Conference.
» genestogenomes.org
GSA Meetings
Check out the Schedule of Events for the 22nd International C. elegans Conference
Next month's #Worm19 will be the premier place to learn about cutting-edge C. elegans research and technology. Check out the Schedule of Events to learn about sessions, speakers, and workshops. And make sure to register if you haven’t already! You'll save more than $100 when you sign up for advance registration, compared to registering on-site.
» genetics-gsa.org
Planning to publish? Talk to the editors at #Worm19
How do you choose a journal? What do you put in a cover letter? How do you address reviewers’ comments effectively? Do you have publishing questions? Ask the journal editors themselves at the International C. elegans Conference Publishing Q&A! Add this event to your conference registration today.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Invite experts to your #Worm19 poster
Are you a student or postdoc presenting a poster at the International C. elegans Conference? GSA can help you amplify your work and seek expert feedback by inviting specific scientists to attend your poster presentation.
» surveymonkey.com
Learn about industry careers and research at TAGC 2020
Interested in a career in industry? Or in establishing an industry-academia collaboration? Plan to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) in 2020! TAGC’s Industry Sessions will bring together scientists from industry and academia to encourage collaboration, stimulate technology development, and allow early career scientists to explore a variety of careers.
» conferences.genetics-gsa.org
Submit your "scooped" work to GENETICS
The editors at GENETICS understand that simultaneous discoveries are bound to happen. This is not a bad thing; two reports on the same subject rarely mirror each other exactly, and competing studies often complement and strengthen each other. That's why we are happy to consider your "scooped" paper for publication. If you have any questions about our policies or whether your work is appropriate for GENETICS, we welcome presubmission inquiries!
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Lysenkoism Against Genetics: The Meeting of the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences of August 1948, Its Background, Causes, and Aftermath
In the summer of 1948, scientists from around the world met in Stockholm for the first time after World War II for the International Congress of Genetics. A few weeks later, genetics was proclaimed an idealistic pseudobiology at a session of the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Moscow. In a Perspectives article in GENETICS, Borinskaya et al. examine the causes and consequences of this historic event in the history of genetics—along with more recent attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of Lysenkoism.
» genetics.org
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CRISPR Gene Drive Efficiency and Resistance Rate Is Highly Heritable with No Common Genetic Loci of Large Effect
Redundant and Cryptic Enhancer Activities of the Drosophila yellow Gene
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Whole Genome Sequencing and Progress Toward Full Inbreeding of the Mouse Collaborative Cross Population
BGData - A Suite of R Packages for Genomic Analysis with Big Data
Students and Postdocs
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Seyma Katrinli
Seyma Katrinli studies the genetics and epigenetics of post-traumatic stress disorder. As a member of the Career Development Subcommittee, Katrinli hopes to help early career scientists find what they do best and teach them how to use their strengths to advance their careers.
» genestogenomes.org
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Bernarda Calla
Bernarda Calla studies the evolutionary processes of adaptation in co-evolved plants and insects, focusing on the cytochrome P450 gene family and its evolution. Calla is a member of the Career Development Subcommittee and hopes to help early career scientists discover career opportunities that align with their interests.
» genestogenomes.org
FASEB responds to NIH on the need for an administrative data enclave
On May 9, GSA partner organization FASEB submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the need for an NIH administrative data enclave. Such a resource would allow approved research organizations controlled access to structured, de-identified NIH administrative and scientific data for use in independent research analyses. Although generally supportive of the concept of a data enclave, FASEB opposed the repurposing of research funds to establish and maintain such a resource.
» faseb.org
Talk science with policymakers in your home state
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), a GSA partner, organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation's science policy each year. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials in their home state—not in Washington, DC—and allows policymakers to learn first-hand about the science and research facilities in their district.
» aibs.org
Community Announcements
Bert Vogelstein receives 2019 Gruber Genetics Prize
In recognition of his discovery of new genetic pathways and processes contributing to cancer, Bert Vogelstein (Johns Hopkins University) has been awarded the 2019 Gruber Genetics Prize. Beginning in 2020, recipients of the Genetics Prize will be selected by a committee of distinguished experts nominated by the Genetics Society of America, and the 2020 recipient will give the Gruber Genetics Prize lecture at The Allied Genetics Conference.
» gruber.yale.edu
The Elgin Lab at Washington University in St Louis is closing, sharing resources
Two resources are available for distribution. First, the lab has a large number of Drosophila melanogaster lines that contain a P-element insert with a visible reporter of Position Effect Variegation (PEV). To request specific lines, contact Jo Wuller at wuller@wustl.edu, with a CC to Sarah Elgin at selgin@wustl.edu. Second, the lab has a polyclonal antibody MO552, which is specific for HP1a (D. melanogaster protein) and works well in ChIP. To request an aliquot, contact Sarah Elgin (as above) and include a shipping address and FedEx number. All requests must be received by June 10.
» sites.wustl.edu
#Worm19 Poster Invitations Due
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OCT #TAGC20 Registration Opens
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