GSA member Lea Kanner Bleyman died on November 6, 2020, three days short of her 84th birthday. Lea was a Professor Emerita in the Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College and a past-President of the International Society of Protozoologists (now the International Society of Protistologists).  Lea was born in Halle, Germany on November 9, 1936. After escaping with her family to France in 1939, just before World War II, Lea spent time sheltered in OSE homes (for Jewish orphans) before a stint as a hidden child, living in a convent and on a farm to protect her from Nazi...


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The Genetics Society of America (GSA) and the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd) of Harvard Medical School announce a new partnership to build public dialogue about genetic technologies. Their joint program aims to better equip scientists to engage in discussions about genetics with all communities, with special emphasis on those who have been marginalized, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise excluded from conversations about science. “In this time of reckoning with racial injustice and health inequality, geneticists have a responsibility to engage with the public on the ethical and social dimensions of their work. Indeed, many of our members want to take...


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In the Decoding Life series, we talk to geneticists with diverse career paths, tracing the many directions possible after research training. This series is brought to you by the GSA Early Career Scientist Career Development Subcommittee. CJ Neely is a certified career coach and Assistant Director of Career Education at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. She has a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While serving on the Postdoctoral Leadership Council at St. Jude, she found her passion for career development.  What...


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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. Albert Weston Hinman Policy and Advocacy Subcommittee Stanford University   Research Interest Meiosis is a specialized cell division program that reduces an individual’s two sets of matched chromosomes by half to produce gametes as either sperm or eggs. This ensures that upon fertilization, each sperm and egg will contribute one complete set of chromosomes to the embryo. This division crucially depends on the formation of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and their corresponding repair...


GENETICS is pleased to announce three new editors: Jonathan Flint, Michael Gore, and Aurélien Tellier. GENETICS Jonathan Flint David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Jonathan Flint is a British behavior geneticist and professor in residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In 2015, he left his post as director of the Psychiatric Genetics Group at the University of Oxford's Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics to join UCLA, where he became one of four directors of UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge. The Depression Grand Challenge aims to find the causes...