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2019

Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 GSA Medal to Anne Villeneuve

Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 George W. Beadle Award to Michael Snyder

Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal to Daniel Hartl

Genetics Society of America grants 2019 Elizabeth W. Jones Award to Bruce Weir

Genetics Society of America joins the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM

Genetics Society of America awards 2019 Edward Novitski Prize to Joseph Heitman

Does Candida grow on trees?

2018

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

What inspired Mendel?

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

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

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

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

Genetics Society of America honors Job Dekker with 2018 Edward Novitski Prize

Mariana Wolfner Recognized with 2018 Genetics Society of America Medal

2017

Genetics Society of America Honors Richard Lewontin with 2017 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

Genetics Society of America Honors Jonathan Hodgkin with 2017 Novitski Prize

Genetics Society of America Honors Sally G. Hoskins with 2017 Elizabeth W. Jones Award

Genetics Society of America Honors Susan A. Gerbi with the 2017 George W. Beadle Award

Genetics Society of America Honors David Kingsley with 2017 GSA Medal

GSA steps up its focus on early career scientists

Stressed-Out Worms Hit the Snooze Button

Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen

Why Do So Many Nobel Prizes Go to Scientists Working on Fruit Flies?

2016

Genome of Fiercely Protective Fonni’s Dog Reflects Human History of Sardinia

Genomic Study of High School Students From Across Denmark Reveals Remarkable Genetic Homogeneity

Genetics of African Khoesan Populations Maps to Kalahari Desert Geography

Long-Term Health Effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombs Not as Dire as Public Perceives

Viruses revealed to be a major driver of human evolution

New insights on how cells regrow after being sliced in half

Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s linked to structural flaw

New screening method uses tiny worms to seek serum for healthy aging

Shedding new light on protein aggregates and the diseases they cause

Your best diet might depend on your genetics

‘Omics’ Data Improves Breast Cancer Survival Prediction

Inbred Neanderthals Left Humans a Genetic Burden

First Gene Linked to Temperature Sex Switch

Media Alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016

Wine genomes lack diversity

Centennial Awards Honor Outstanding GENETICS Articles

GSA supports symposia organized by student and postdoc members

Announcing the PALM Network Spring 2016 Fellows

Molecule induces lifesaving sleep in worms

Genetics Society of America honor Leonid Kruglyak with 2016 Novitski Prize

Genetics Society of America awards Detlef Weigel the 2016 GSA Medal

The evolution of dark-fly

GSA honors Susan Celniker with 2016 George W. Beadle Award

GSA honors Bill Wood with 2016 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education

GSA honors Nancy Kleckner with 2016 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

GENETICS Turns 100: Marking the Past, Mapping the Future

2015

Fearful Chickens and Worried Mice: Shared Genetic Influences on Anxiety

Early-career scientists selected to serve on the Genetics Society of America Board and Committees

Modeling the promise and peril of gene drive

Genetics Society of America announces newly elected board members

Genetics Society of America supports symposia organized by student and postdoc members

2016 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Awards Announced

GSA pleased to be a founding member of Plant Science Research Network

Student researchers recognized for posters at C. elegans Meeting

Tiny genetic tweak unlocked corn kernels during domestication

Health records and genetic data from more than 100,000 Californians power medical research

Massively parallel gene function assays aim to reduce uncertainty of genetic diagnoses

GSA convenes C. elegans community for 20th international meeting

Ten graduate students and postdocs receive GSA’s DeLill Nasser Award

Tapping the potential of undergraduate researchers

Fifteen undergraduate researchers win travel awards from GSA

Oral history of genetics now available online

Fourteen early career researchers awarded for research presented at fungal genetics conference

Tapping the Potential of Undergraduate Researchers

Hidden burden: Most people carry recessive disease mutations

Nine early career researchers awarded for research presented at fruit fly conference

Genetic data can help predict how pine forests will cope with climate change

Disease, evolution, neurology, and drugs: Fruit fly research continues to teach us about human biology

Genetics Society of America names Brian Charlesworth as recipient of Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

Genetics Society of America names Steven Henikoff as recipient of GSA Medal

Genetics Society of America names Louisa Stark as recipient of Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education

Genetics Society of America names Sue Biggins as recipient of Novitski Prize

Genetics Society of America names John Postlethwait as recipient of George W. Beadle Award

Mapping snake venom variety reveals unexpected evolutionary pattern

Eight graduate students and postdocs receive GSA’s DeLill Nasser Award

2014

Six undergraduate researchers receive Victoria Finnerty Awards

NABT Recognizes Chemistry Teacher with Genetics Education Award

Genetics Society of America first to partner with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press to assist authors in depositing preprints to bioRxiv

Genes contribute to behavior differences between fierce and friendly rats

For one family, zebrafish help provide genetic answers

Genetics Society of America journal GENETICS to publish FlyBook, an encyclopedia of Drosophila research

Genetics Society of America announces results of election for new Board members

Want to link genes to complex traits? Start with more diversity

New Editors Join GENETICS, the Flagship Journal of the Genetics Society of America

New Editors Join G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, an Open Access Journal of the Genetics Society of America

Seven researchers awarded for work presented at yeast genetics conference

Yeast meeting to showcase latest breakthroughs in genetics and molecular biology

Zebrafish research meeting to highlight advances in genetics and developmental biology

Eight undergraduate students receive travel awards from the Genetics Society of America

Nine graduate students and postdocs receive GSA DeLill Nasser Award

Domestication Syndrome: White Patches, Baby Faces and Tameness

Nine young scientists awarded by the Genetics Society of America for research presented at fruit fly conference

Genetics of Sex – Beyond Just Birds and Bees

The Genes Behind Immunity

Untangling whole genomes of individual species from a microbial mix

Statistical Test Increases Power of Genetic Studies of Complex Disease

New Method Confirms Humans and Neandertals Interbred

Loblolly Pine Genome is Largest Ever Sequenced

‘Fly’ meeting to spotlight research advances in genetics

Genetics Society of America Selects Five Geneticists to Receive Society’s 2014 Awards

2013

Genetics Society of America Announces Recipients of Spring 2014 DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Genetics

Eleven Undergraduates Win Travel Awards to Present Research at Fruit Fly Conference

Genetics Society of America Welcomes 2014 Board Members

Genetics Society of America joins Editorial Partnership for Publication of CBE—Life Sciences Education

Access to HeLa cell genome data restored following agreement

Seven win Genetics Society of America Poster Awards at the 2013 Worm Meeting

The Genetics Society of America Announces Fall 2013 DeLill Nasser Travel Award Recipients

Undergraduate Travel Grant Awardees Present Research at Fly Conference

Tiny Worm Sheds Light on Giant Mystery About Neurons

A Fly Mutation Suggests a New Route for Tackling ALS

Nobel Laureate Jules Hoffmann Kicks Off Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Flies Model a Potential Sweet Treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Flies Reveal Kidney Stones In-the-Making

Skin Deep: Fruit Flies Reveal Clues to Wound Healing in Humans

Mosquito Genetic Complexity May Take a Bite Out of Efforts to Control Malaria

Education Resource Teaches Population Genetics Using Current Research

Age-Related Dementia May Begin with Neurons’ Inability to Rid Themselves of Unwanted Proteins

Combining Plasma Screening with Genetic Screening Better Identifies Diagnostic and Therapeutic Targets

Putting Our Heads Together: Canines May Hold Clues to Human Skull Development

The Genetics Society of America Announces Spring 2013 DeLill Nasser Travel Award Recipients

2012

Genetic Data Shows That Skin Cancer Risk Includes More Than UV Exposure

The Genetics Society of America Welcomes 2013 Board Members

Early Career Scientists Will Advise Genetics Society of America’s Board

Genetics Society of America Announces 2013 Award Recipients

2013 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award Recipients Announced

Zebrafish Reveal Promising Mechanism for Healing Spinal Cord Injury

Zebrafish Provide Insights into Causes and Treatment of Human Diseases

Following the Genomic Pathways to Stop the Spread of Cancer

Zebrafish Research Shows How Dietary Fat Regulates Cholesterol Absorption

Versatility of Zebrafish Research Highlighted at International Conference

Environmental Estrogens Affect Early Developmental Activity in Zebrafish

Genetics Meeting Surveys the Cancer Genome Landscape

Fish Shed Light on Human Melanoma

Recipient of First Chi-Bin Chien Award for Zebrafish Research Named

Genetics Conference Highlights How Model Organisms Help Scientists Learn About Human Cancers

The Genetics Society of America Announces DeLill Nasser Travel Award Recipients

Genetics Society of America’s Model Organisms to Human Biology – Cancer Genetics Meeting

Learn about Genetics at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Drosophila Meeting Poster Award Recipients Announced

Scientists Study Human Diseases in Flies

Undergraduate Travel Grant Awardees Present Research at Fly Conference

Drosophila Conference Highlights Diverse Research with Important Applications

Fly Research Gives Insight into Human Stem Cell Development and Cancer

Drosophila Research Conference Opens Door for Local Undergrads

Building a Better Mouse: Mouse Collaborative Cross Resource Promises New Cures and Treatments for Diseases

53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Genetics Society of America Announces 2012 Award Recipients

The Genetics Society of America Welcomes 2012 Board Members

2011

YeastBook, the Eukaryotic Cell Encyclopedia is Launched by GENETICS

GSA Announces Adam P. Fagen, PhD as New Executive Director

GSA Launches Open-Access Journal, G3: Genes| Genomes | Genetics

52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference

The Genetics Society of America Announces Excellence in Research Journalism Award Recipient

The Genetics Society of America Announces Its 2011 Award Recipients

The Genetics Society of America Announces Newly-Elected Board Members for 2011

2010

GENETICS 2010: Model Organisms to Human Biology Meeting

51st Annual Drosophila Research Conference

2010 Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting

The Genetics Society of America Announces Its 2010 Award Recipients

The Genetics Society of America Launches Excellence in Research Journalism Award

2009

Genetics Society of America Members Are Nobel Prize Recipients

Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award Recipients Announced

Genetics Society of America Announces Poster Award Recipients at the 17th International C. elegans Meeting

Grant Application Available for Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award for Female Geneticists

GSA Announces 10 Poster Award Recipients at 25th Fungal Genetics Conference

GSA Announces Poster Award Recipients at the 50th Annual Drosophilia Research Conference

Sherry Marts Named as New GSA Executive Director

2008

GSA Announces Election of R. Scott Hawley as 2009 Vice President

Michael Ashburner Receives GSA’s Morgan Medal

Susan Lindquist Receives the 2008 Genetics Society of America Medal

Mark Johnston Receives Genetics Society of America Beadle Award

Scott Hawley Receives GSA Award for Excellence in Education

Thomas Silhavy of Princeton Receives First Novitski Prize

Genetics Society of America Announces 2008 DeLill Nasser Award Recipients

2007

Molly Przeworski, University of Chicago, will receive the $75,000 2007 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award

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