US Senate discusses espionage in science.
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Check out the TAGC 2020 lineup!
Have you explored the invited speakers, professional development events, and presentation topics for The Allied Genetics Conference 2020? We’ll be announcing more in the coming months, so don’t forget to sign up for email updates!
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.
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.
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DNA Rereplication Is Susceptible to Nucleotide-Level Mutagenesis
Instability of the Pseudoautosomal Boundary in House Mice
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Full-Length Transcriptome Sequencing and the Discovery of New Transcripts in the Unfertilized Eggs of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
DPAC: A Tool for Differential Poly(A)–Cluster Usage from Poly(A)–Targeted RNAseq Data
Students and Postdocs
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Kristen Lee
Kristen Lee has developed novel statistical methods to identify genetic signatures of convergent evolution and better understand how species adapt to human-mediated environmental change. She also works to encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to consider careers in STEM and feel confident and capable of coding. As a member of GSA’s Career Development Subcommittee, she is excited to contribute to the “Decoding Life” career path series on the Genes to Genomes blog, which highlights diverse voices and perspectives.
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.
US Senate hearing discusses foreign influence on NIH-funded research
FASEB’s latest “Washington Update” reports on a Senate Committee hearing regarding influence on US taxpayer-funded research by other governments, including via espionage.
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