Geneticists increasingly depend on highly specialized software and databases. Although it is vital to the field that these resources be well documented and their benefits widely disseminated, reports of new software and databases don’t always fit the mold of a typical research paper. The structure of a conventional research article forces authors to present their tools in suboptimal ways, says G3 Associate Editor Gustavo de los Campos, which is why he helped the journal develop the new Software and Data Resources format. The new article type is designed to make it easy for readers to understand the possibilities offered by...


GSA is pleased to announce the recipients of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics for Fall 2017. The award is given twice a year to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to support attendance at meetings and laboratory courses. The award is named in honor of DeLill Nasser, a long-time GSA supporter and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics. Nasser was regarded by some as the “patron saint of real genetics,” shaping the field through more than two decades of leadership. She was especially supportive of young scientists, people who were beginning their careers, and those trying to open...


Worm Art at #Worm17

July 12, 2017

For the past 20 years, Ahna Skop has organized the Worm Art Show at the 21st International C. elegans Conference. These are the winners from #Worm17, which was held in June 2017 at UCLA. Click on any image to view it full size. Best In Show “Do you expect me to talk?” Beata Mierzwa (BeataScienceArt.com), Oegema and Desai Lab University of California San Diego Microscopy First "Elegans rainbow" Peter Askjaer Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology Second “Germlines!” Sarah Crittenden, Kimble Lab University of Wisconsin–Madison Third “Starry Night” Chih-chun (Janet) Lin, Wang Lab Baylor College of Medicine Mixed Media First “before egg prep” Celia Vebel Second "Small Slightly...


Check out the July issue of GENETICS by looking at the highlights or the full table of contents! ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS The nucleoporin Nup2 contains a meiotic-autonomous region that promotes the dynamic chromosome events of meiosis, pp. 1319-1337 Daniel B. Chu, Tatiana Gromova, Trent A. C. Newman, and Sean M. Burgess Chromosomes are organized in the nucleus to accommodate multiple functions. Chu et al. show a functional link between a nuclear pore complex protein, Nup2, and chromosome dynamics during meiosis. They identified a 125-amino acid chromosome-binding domain that is necessary and sufficient for Nup2's meiotic function, thus behaving as a meiotic autonomous region (MAR). Synthetic genetic...


Check out the July issue of G3! Table of Contents Genome Report Insight into the Recent Genome Duplication of the Halophilic Yeast Hortaea werneckii: Combining an Improved Genome with Gene Expression and Chromatin Structure Sunita Sinha, Stephane Flibotte, Mauricio Neira, Sean Formby, Ana Plemenitaš, Nina Gunde Cimerman, Metka Lenassi, Cene Gostincar, Jason E. Stajich, Corey Nislow G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics July 2017 7: 2015-2022; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.117.040691 Mutant Screen Report RNAi-Mediated Reverse Genetic Screen Identified Drosophila Chaperones Regulating Eye and Neuromuscular Junction Morphology Sandeep Raut, Bhagaban Mallik, Arpan Parichha, Valsakumar Amrutha, Chandan Sahi, Vimlesh Kumar G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics July 2017 7: 2023-2038; DOI:...