Best of 2015 on G2G: Community Voices
Catch up on 2015’s most popular Community Voices posts!
Read about how Eric Spana combines his genetic outreach work with Harry Potter nerdiness. Also, learn how to explain the existence of squibs, given a dominant wizarding gene.
Technical tips and progress on worm CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering from Mike Boxem, Daniel Dickinson, and Alexandre Paix, organizers of the CRISPR workshop at the 20th International C. elegans Meeting.
Andreas Prokop argues that education, science communication, and outreach initiatives are critical tools for maintaining a robust Drosophila community that can continue its important contributions to biology and biomedical research.
When Jeremy Yoder couldn’t find any data on LGBTQ representation in science he decided to gather his own. Read about the resulting survey of more than 1,400 people in STEM.
Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) lead analyst Monkol Lek provides a practical guide for geneticists looking to explore their-favorite-genes amongst the tens of thousands of publicly available exomes curated by ExAC.
Razib Khan explores the future of genetics as our ability to read genomes matures and our ability to edit genomes becomes reality.
Tips for engaging with journalists from Robin Bisson, founder of the Genetic Expert News Service (GENeS), which aims to connect researchers with journalists working on stories with a genetics or biotechnology angle.
Mark Blaxter reports on the “Caenorhabditis Genomes Project” workshop at GSA’s 20th International C. elegans Meeting, which discussed progress in developing and exploiting the richness of (and excitement about) those species most closely related to C. elegans.
Tiffany Timbers describes what makes the C. elegans research community so special.