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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

Genetics Society of America Announces Newly Elected Board Members

Genetics Society of America announces results of election for new Board members Lynn Cooley will serve as 2016 Vice-President, 2017 President
19-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetics Society of America Supports Symposia Organized by Student and Postdoc Members


The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce the inaugural group of GSA Trainee-Organized Symposia, which are organized by student and postdoctoral members of the Society. These outstanding workshops will receive up to $2,000 in...
4-Sep-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

GSA Pleased to Be a Founding Member of Plant Science Research Network

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to be a founding member of the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN), which was launched this week. This effort, supported by a Research Coordination Network award from the National Science Foundation...
12-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Student Researchers Recognized for Posters Presented at C. elegans Meeting

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the C. elegans research community are pleased to announce the recipients of the GSA poster awards at the 20th International C. elegans Meeting, which took place at the University of California, Los...
24-Jul-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Genetic Tweak Unlocked Corn Kernels During Domestication


If not for a single genetic mutation, each kernel on a juicy corn cob would be trapped inside a inedible casing as tough as a walnut shell. The mutation switches one amino acid for another at a specific position in a protein regulating formation of...
13-Jul-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Records and Genetic Data From More Than 100,000 Californians Power Medical Research

By volunteering to mail saliva to researchers working with their health care provider, thousands of people in California have helped build one of the nation’s most powerful medical research tools. The researchers have now published the first...
16-Jun-2015 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Massively Parallel Gene Function Assays Aim to Reduce Uncertainty of Genetic Diagnoses

Patients seeking certainty in genetic tests often receive a perplexing result. Many learn they carry a “variant of unknown significance” of a disease-linked gene. Such variants might—or equally might not—increase disease risk. A study...
18-Jun-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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