The dizzying array of wing patterns in Heliconius butterflies has served as a model for evolution and adaptation in the wild for more than a...


Chromosomes can shatter. In a single, catastrophic rearrangement event, tens to hundreds of breakpoints are repaired imperfectly and result in a shuffling of genetic material....


Short-read sequencing has fueled the acceleration of genetic research But though these next-generation methods are fast and efficient, they can’t do everything well. One important...


Nancy Kleckner, PhD (Harvard University), has been awarded the Society's Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. The award recognizes Dr. Kleckner's...


When sharp-eyed 20-year-old Calvin Bridges entered Columbia University in 1909, the word “gene” had just been coined. At that time, the term was profoundly abstract,...


New Faculty Profiles showcase GSA members who are establishing their first independent labs. If you’d like to be considered for a profile, please complete this...


The mutations that drive cancer formation are often found in “hub” genes that regulate many aspects of cell growth and survival. But these key genes...


New Faculty Profiles showcase GSA members who are establishing their first independent labs. If you'd like to be considered for a profile, please complete this...


Bdelloid rotifers have been veiled in mystery for decades. Despite extensive studies of this class of tiny freshwater invertebrates, no one has observed any trace...


One of the major risk factors for autoimmune diseases is being born with two copies of the X chromosome. For example, women—who typically carry two...