Plus: making conferences better for parents.
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June 19, 2019
News for members of
the genetics community
photo of person dropping ballot in box 2019 GSA Board nominations are now open

Members, check your email for more information on how to nominate. A personalized email from was sent on June 13.

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GENETICS Peer Review Program accepting applications now through July 31
Receive training and mentoring in peer review from GENETICS editors, while reviewing manuscripts within your areas of interest and expertise. Applicants from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply.
Nominate your international colleagues for a GSA Board position
Do you know a qualified, internationally-based candidate for the GSA Board? Help us reflect our community’s global diversity by nominating them! Check your email for your personalized nomination information, sent on June 13.
How can we make scientific conferences better for parents?
Tânia Reis, Chair of GSA’s Conference Childcare Committee, discusses parents’ barriers to conference participation and how we can address them.
Don’t miss the next e-News!
In the coming weeks, GSA will be transitioning to a new email server to communicate with our members. Because of this change, some email providers may mistakenly sort GSA communications into junk or spam folders. To ensure you continue to receive the most current information, please add to your email contact list.
GSA Meetings
Live in the LA area? Sign up for a one-day registration pass to #Worm19
Did you know #Worm19 is offering one-day registration for students and postdocs? If you would like to attend the International C. elegans conference but have a packed schedule, a one-day registration could be the best of both worlds. Plus, you can select which day to attend based on the sessions and workshops that interest you the most!
The deadline to sign up for the #Worm19 Publishing Q&A is almost here
Join journal editors at this event for the opportunity to ask questions on getting your articles published. Make sure you sign up today to learn more  about journal publishing during your time at the C. elegans conference.
Register for the GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop at #Worm19
Interested in boosting your resume at #Worm19? Look no further than the GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop, which will help you become a better author and hone skills that are central to scientific success. Advance registration is required, so sign up today!
Looking for financial support to attend #TAGC20? Check out GSA’s Travel Awards
Learn more about student and postdoc travel awards that can help support the costs of attending The Allied Genetics Conference next year. Applications will open this fall.
Coffee and epistasis: a scientific story of sips and SNPs
Guest authors C. Brandon Ogbunugafor and Rafael F. Guerrero demystify higher order epistasis through a short story about the perfect brew.
Feedback is welcome
An analysis of insulin-like signaling in C. elegans reveals extensive positive and negative feedback regulation.
Finding fresh mutations
Improved duplex sequencing can identify spontaneous mutations in bacteria without long-term culturing.
A new G3 collection is available on ScienceOpen
G3 articles are now integrated with the ScienceOpen discovery platform. ScienceOpen is a freely accessible, interactive network for aggregating, sharing, and evaluating research with currently over 54 million articles and records. You can now discover G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics in a wider collection context with all articles integrated into the ScienceOpen platform. All articles and records can be easily shared, integrated into researcher-led collections, recommended, commented upon, and publicly peer reviewed.
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Sex and the Single Fly: A Perspective on the Career of Bruce S. Baker
beditor: A Computational Workflow for Designing Libraries of Guide RNAs for CRISPR-Mediated Base Editing
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Evolution of Antibiotic Synthesis Gene Clusters in the Streptomyces globisporus TFH56, Isolated from Tomato Flower
Toward Spider Glue: Long Read Scaffolding for Extreme Length and Repetitious Silk Family Genes AgSp1 and AgSp2 with Insights into Functional Adaptation
Students and Postdocs
Mark your calendar for the June ECS Seminar series
On June 21, plan to join the Genetics Society of America’s Early Career Seminar Series, a 40-minute virtual forum for early career members to share their science with the community. If you’re a GSA member and interested in presenting, submit an abstract. This month’s talks include:
          "The neural circuitry of learning dialects in Drosophila species" by Balint Kacsoh
          "Tiling and somatotopic alignment of mammalian low-threshold mechanoreceptors" by Shan Meltzer
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Zach Grochau-Wright
Communication Outreach Subcommittee member Zach Grochau-Wright studies the evolution of  multicellularity and multicellular-level traits, such as cellular differentiation.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Abigail DiVito
Career Development Subcommittee member Abigail DiVito investigates how chromatin state determines the gene expression programs associated with reproductive arrest.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Apply to the Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring (PALM) network by July 30
Are you a faculty member or postdoc interested in using active learning in your classroom? The PALM Network can connect you with an experienced mentor who will offer guidance and hands-on training in evidence-based teaching strategies. Apply to be a fellow or mentor by July 30.
Capitol Hill Briefing Highlights Public Health Research Supported by NSF
A June 4 Capitol Hill briefing served as the kickoff for GSA partner organization FASEB’s new NSF Matters campaign. The event featured presentations by NSF-supported researchers who explained the linkages between human, animal, and ecosystem health. GSA member Paul Turner, from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, gave an overview of his research on using viruses to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
Community Announcements
Attend a science career fair at Harvard University
Join this unique career fair open to all for a chance to meet with scientific organizations and get advice from career experts.
Board Nominations Due
PALM Network Applications Due
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GENETICS Peer Review Training Program Applications Due
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OCT #TAGC20 Registration Opens
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#TAGC20 Abstract Submission Deadline
» Learn More 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.
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