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Media Alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016

Bethesda, Md. – May 5, 2016 – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) invites members of the media to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016 and learn about the latest advances in the field of genetics. Complimentary registration...
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Gene Linked to Temperature Sex Switch


The sex of many reptile species is set by temperature. New research reported in the journal GENETICS identifies the first gene associated with temperature-dependent sex determination in any reptile. Variation at this gene in snapping turtles...
5-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Centennial Awards Honor Outstanding GENETICS Articles

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Editorial Board of the journal GENETICS are pleased to announce the winners of the first Centennial Award for outstanding articles published in GENETICS in 2015. The awards were inaugurated just this...
26-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wine Yeast Genomes Lack Diversity


Sequencing the genomes of hundreds of strains of the wine yeast S. cerevisiae has revealed little genetic diversity and high levels of inbreeding. In many cases, yeast strains sold by different companies were almost genetically identical....
7-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Announcing the PALM Network Spring 2016 Fellows

The Genetics Society of America takes an active and collaborative role in the Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring (PALM) Network, along with our partners: the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Society of Plant Biologists.PALM...
9-Mar-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Molecule Induces Lifesaving Sleep in Worms


Sometimes, a nematode worm just needs to take a nap. In fact, its life may depend on it. New research has identified a protein that promotes a sleep-like state in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Without the snooze-inducing molecule,...
7-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genetics Society of America Awards Detlef Weigel the 2016 GSA Medal


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


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

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