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Genetics Society of America Awards Detlef Weigel the 2016 GSA Medal

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BETHESDA, MD – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Detlef Weigel (Max Plank Institute for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen) has been awarded the GSA Medal for his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics in...
8-Feb-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Evolution of Dark-Fly

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On November 11, 1954, Syuiti Mori turned out the lights on a small group of fruit flies. More than sixty years later, the descendents of those flies have adapted to life without light. These flies—a variety now known as “Dark-fly”—outcompete...
4-Feb-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

GSA Honors Bill Wood with 2016 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education

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BETHESDA, MD – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Wood (University of Colorado Boulder) has been awarded the Society’s Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education in recognition of his...
25-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

GSA Honors Nancy Kleckner with 2016 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

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BETHESDA, MD – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Nancy Kleckner, PhD (Harvard University), has been awarded the Society's Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics.
15-Jan-2016 9:10 AM EST Add to Favorites

GENETICS Turns 100: Marking the Past, Mapping the Future

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In 1916, in the very first issue of the journal GENETICS, Calvin Bridges published his proof that genes are carried on chromosomes. One hundred years later, genetics is again at the brink of a major transformation, as efficient genome engineering...
7-Jan-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fearful Chickens and Worried Mice: Shared Genetic Influences on Anxiety

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Chickens that chicken out in unfamiliar surroundings may shed light on anxiety in humans, according to research published in the January issue of the journal GENETICS, a publication of the Genetics Society of America.
31-Dec-2015 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early-Career Scientists Selected to Serve on the Genetics Society of America Board and Committees

Trainee representatives were selected through a competitive application process based on demonstrated leadership roles, volunteer service, and letters of recommendation. These new representatives will hold two-year terms beginning January 1, 2016.
14-Dec-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Modeling the Promise and Peril of Gene Drive

A new report from Unckless et al. recently published in the journal GENETICS builds on recent experimental work being carried out in the field of gene drive by using mathematical models to estimate how quickly such gene replacement can spread...
12-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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