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Nine Early Career Researchers Awarded for Research Presented at Fruit Fly Conference

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The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Drosophila research community are pleased to announce the winners of the GSA poster awards at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, which took place in Chicago, IL, March 4–8, 2015. The...
9-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Hidden Burden: Most People Carry Recessive Disease Mutations

Humans carry an average of one to two mutations per person that can cause severe genetic disorders or prenatal death when two copies of the same mutation are inherited, according to estimates published today in the journal GENETICS. The new numbers...
8-Apr-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Fungal Genetics Meeting to Showcase Breakthroughs in Molecular Biology

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Nearly 1,000 scientists from 35 countries will attend the 28th Fungal Genetics Conference organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA), March 17–22, 2015, at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA. The conference will feature...
16-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Genetic Data Can Help Predict How Pine Forests Will Cope with Climate Change

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Data from only a small number of gene variants can predict which maritime pine trees are most vulnerable to climate change, scientists report in the March issue of GENETICS. The results will improve computer models designed to forecast where forests...
4-Mar-2015 9:00 AM EST

Disease, Evolution, Neurology, and Drugs: Fruit Fly Research Continues to Teach Us About Human Biology

Over 1,500 scientists from 30 countries and 46 states will attend next week's 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference organized by the Genetics Society of America (GSA), March 4–8 in Chicago, IL. The conference will feature close to 1,000...
27-Feb-2015 12:15 PM EST

Genetics Society of America Names Brian Charlesworth as Recipient of Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Brian Charlesworth, PhD (University of Edinburgh) has been awarded the Society's Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. The award, whose namesake...
29-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Genetics Society of America Names Steven Henikoff as Recipient of GSA Medal

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Steven Henikoff, PhD (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of...
27-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Genetics Society of America Names Sue Biggins as Recipient of Novitski Prize

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Sue Biggins, PhD (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) has been awarded the Society's Edward Novitski Prize. The award recognizes Dr. Biggins' extraordinary level of creativity and...
21-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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