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Yeast Meeting to Showcase Latest Breakthroughs in Genetics and Molecular Biology


Nearly 600 scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will attend the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA) next week at the University of Washington in Seattle. The conference will feature close to 500...
25-Jul-2014 11:40 AM EDT

Domestication Syndrome: White Patches, Baby Faces and Tameness


More than 140 years ago, Charles Darwin noticed something peculiar about domesticated mammals. Compared to their wild ancestors, domestic species are more tame, and they also tend to display a suite of other characteristic features, including...
9-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Zebrafish Research Meeting to Highlight Advances in Genetics and Developmental Biology

Nearly 900 scientists from 27 countries will attend the 11th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA), June 24–28, 2014, in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference will feature...
20-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Eight 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/fall 2014. These awards promote excellence in undergraduate research and education by providing financial assistance for...
18-Jun-2014 1:40 PM EDT

Nine Graduate Students and Postdocs Receive GSA DeLill Nasser Award

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is proud to name nine early-career scientists—four graduate students and five postdoctoral researchers—as Fall 2014 recipients of GSA’s DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. The...
17-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Genetics of Sex – Beyond Just Birds and Bees

Sex is everywhere in nature. Whether it’s a bird singing or a tiny yeast cell secreting chemicals to attract the opposite mating type, sex has profoundly shaped the appearance, behavior and evolution of many organisms. In recognition of the...
16-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

The Genes Behind Immunity

Immunity stops you dying from a common cold or a tiny pinprick. Differences in resistance or tolerance to disease influence who catches the bug that’s going around the office, or which species succumb to the deadly fungus devastating frogs around...
16-Jun-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Untangling Whole Genomes of Individual Species From a Microbial Mix


A new approach to studying microbes in the wild will allow scientists to sequence the genomes of individual species from complex mixtures. It marks a big advance for understanding the enormous diversity of microbial communities —including the...
23-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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