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Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity

Genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of more than 400 million people. The results suggest the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which didn’t account for our...
1-Nov-2018 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What inspired Mendel?

Newly uncovered newspaper articles shed light on Mendel’s motivations.
8-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetics Society of America partners with The Gruber Foundation to award the Gruber Genetics Prize

To promote the public awareness and recognition of recent achievements in the field of genetics, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Gruber Foundation to award the Gruber Genetics Prize.
6-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genetics Society of America Honors Barbara Meyer with 2018 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Barbara Meyer is the recipient of the 2018 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, which is awarded for lifetime achievement in genetics. This honor is given in recognition of her groundbreaking...
5-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Genetics Society of America Honors Philip Hieter with 2018 George W. Beadle Award

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Philip Hieter is the recipient of the 2018 George W. Beadle Award, bestowed in honor of his outstanding contributions to the genetics research community. Hieter is Professor of...
4-Feb-2018 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Genetics Society of America Honors Steven Farber and Jamie Shuda with 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Steven Farber and Jamie Shuda are the recipients of the 2018 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education for their extraordinary contributions to genetics education. Farber...
1-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mariana Wolfner Recognized with 2018 Genetics Society of America Medal

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Professor Mariana Wolfner of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University is the recipient of the 2018 Genetics Society of America Medal for her work on...
31-Jan-2018 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stressed-Out Worms Hit the Snooze Button

When you catch a nasty cold, curling up in bed to sleep may be the only activity you can manage. Sleeping in response to stress isn’t a uniquely human behavior: many other animals have the same reaction, and it’s not clear why. While the...
14-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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