Male orchid bee Euglossa dilemma drinking nectar. Whole genome sequencing efforts by Brand et al. published in G3 revealed that E. dilemma has one of the largest genomes known for insects.

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GSA conferences foster collaboration, resource development, and the spread of technology and ideas.


Our peer-reviewed journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics publish high-quality, original genetics research across the breadth of the field.

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GSA professional development programs provide rich opportunities for scientists to gain skills and experience.

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GSA is pleased to announce a series of online lectures by 2021 GSA Award recipients. Join us in April and May for these stimulating talks!

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Build public dialogue around genetics.

GSA and the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd)  are pleased to announce a new partnership to build public dialogue about genetic technologies. Their joint program aims to better equip scientists to engage in discussions about genetics with all communities, with special emphasis on those who have been marginalized, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise excluded from conversations about science.


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Community Voices

Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Oindrila De

Oindrila De Career Development Subcommittee Case Western Reserve University  Graduate Student Research interest I’m fascinated by how cells grow, change their shape, attain specialized functions, organize themselves into tissues, and form a complete organism. This basic biological process that gives rise to the adult shape is known as “morphogenesis.” Adhesive proteins that act as a […]

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by Early Career Scientist Committees

Community Voices

How to talk to family and friends about COVID-19 vaccines

Quick tips for making vaccine science understandable to non-scientists. Guest post by Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D. It’s been more than a year since the world started shutting down in the wake of widespread COVID-19 cases. We are still living through a pandemic, but the United States is finally starting to see a light at the end […]

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by Guest Author

Science & Publishing

Strawberry detectives retrace family roots

Geneticists dig up the dirt on 300 years of succulence. When Steve Knapp started his new job at the University of California, Davis, he plunged into a forensic mystery that would take years to unravel. He wasn’t hunting a criminal or identifying a missing person, but the challenge before him was just as formidable: reconstructing […]

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by Caroline Seydel

Close-up view of a wild-type Junonia coenia wing eyespot pattern. Zhang et al. used CRISPR mutagenesis to interfere with the genetic machinery necessary for making melanin pigments in the colored scales of the butterfly wing. See Zhang et al.

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Jennifer Solis, Northwestern University

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