GENETICS and G3 are pleased to announce three new editors: Yasuhiko Kawakami, Amy Ralston, and Jordan Ward. GENETICS Yasuhiko Kawakami University of Minnesota I am interested in understanding the mechanisms that regulate specification, proliferation and patterning, leading to morphogenesis of functional tissues and organs. I use mice and zebrafish to study mechanisms of development of the limb and trunk. Over the last 20 years, I have made contributions to understanding how signaling molecules, such as fibroblast growth factors, hedgehog, bone morphogenetic proteins and WNTs regulate cell specification, patterning, growth and morphogenesis of the limb. I have also been investigating how cells...


Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Genetics Society of America (GSA) are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the GSA journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics beginning January 2021. GENETICS is a peer-reviewed, peer-edited journal with an international reach and increasing visibility and impact. Since 1916, GENETICS has published high-quality, original research presenting novel findings bearing on genetics and genomics. While it has an illustrious history, the journal has changed along with the communities it serves, innovating and expanding to include new content types and essential thematic collections. G3 is a fully open access journal that provides a forum for...


We’re taking time to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us to learn more about our 2020 early career scientist advocates. Caitlin Simopoulos Communications & Outreach Subcommittee Career Stage: Postdoctoral Associate University of Ottawa, Ontario Research Interest I am very interested in systems biology and the application of machine learning to all kinds of -omics data. Unlike many biologists, I don’t have a particular system or organism of interest. Instead, my passion is in developing and applying computational tools to all types of biological data for a deeper understanding of an organism or community at...


We’re taking time to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us to learn more about our 2020 early career scientist advocates. Jacob L. Steenwyk Communications & Outreach Subcommittee Howard Hughes Medical Institute James H. Gilliam Fellow Biological Science Department, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Research Interest Broadly, I am interested in understanding the tempo and modes of evolution. Understanding these processes in diverse systems can help us address some of the greatest biological mysteries and challenges. For example, why are some microbes deadly pathogens while others are relatively harmless or even beneficial to human affairs?...


As COVID-19 has spread across the world, members of the GSA community have faced unprecedented challenges in their professional and personal lives. To stay connected during this socially distant time, GSA invites the scientists in our community to share how they are meeting these challenges, as well as their questions and worries.  If you would like to contribute to this series, please contact Communications Assistant Jacqueline Treboschi. Guest post by Pinky Kain, PhD  COVID-19 has been an unprecedented challenge that is keeping all of us on our toes, especially here in India. It sometime feels as if we are currently...