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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

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

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

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

GSA Convenes C. elegans Community for 20th International Meeting


More than 1,700 scientists are expected to attend the 20th International C. elegans Meeting, organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA), June 24–28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. This biennial meeting is the world's largest assembly of...
8-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Ten Graduate Students and Postdocs Receive GSA's DeLill Nasser Award


The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is proud to name ten early-career scientists—four graduate students and six postdoctoral researchers—as Fall 2015 recipients of GSA’s DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. The award...
5-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Fifteen Undergraduate Students Receive Travel Awards From the Genetics Society of America

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to name the recipients of the GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards for summer 2015. These students will use the funds from this award to travel to the 20th International C. elegans Meeting, where they will...
11-May-2015 8:05 PM EDT

Tapping the Potential of Undergraduate Researchers


Recent reports on undergraduate education have emphasized the crucial role of authentic research experiences. A genomics research article published in the May issue of G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics allowed 940 undergraduate students not only...
11-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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