Sex chromosomes have evolved from autosomes hundreds of times across the tree of life. In mammals, sex is controlled by the Y chromosome-linked gene SRY,...


GENETICS and G3 are excited to welcome new editors! GENETICS and G3 Series Editor: Lauren McIntyre GENETICS Associate Editors: Anne Britt, Elizabeth Hauser, Jennifer Surtees, Paul Scheet, Mikko J. Sillanpää,...


GSA-Art: Shruthi Vembar

November 25, 2016

Guest post by Shruthi Vembar. GSA-Art features the creative works of scientists. Read more in GSA President Stan Fields’ call for submissions. If you would like to submit your...


To the unaided eye, Antarctic soil and alpine glaciers may appear to be barren wastelands devoid of life. But some microbes call hostile habitats like...


The Genetics Society of America does not take stands on political candidates or parties. Nevertheless, because the recent American election campaign was characterized by deep...


GSA-Art: Bonny Brewer

November 18, 2016

Guest post by Bonny Brewer. GSA-Art features the creative works of scientists. Read more in GSA President Stan Fields’ call for submissions. If you would like to submit your...


Dear President-elect Trump, It's me again. I wrote you last week to say why you should make science a cornerstone of your administration. Don’t feel...


Given the outcome of the US presidential election, some of our members have asked us if they should fear an erosion of federal support for...


In the fast-paced life of a bacterium, the ability to manufacture proteins quickly and efficiently is crucial. In these organisms, mRNAs—the templates for building proteins—have...


The human brain is an amazing machine powered by electricity. Carefully controlled patterns of changing electrical charges in neurons allow us to to think, move,...