As night fell, astronomer Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan watched a plant’s leaves, symmetrically arranged side-by-side on a stem, clamp shut. It was 1729, and...


As part of the Genetics Society of America’s renewed focus on early career members, Director of Engagement and Development Sonia Hall has created an innovative...


GSA Marches!

April 23, 2017

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts came out in force, rallying at more than 600 locations around the world to support robustly funded and publicly communicated...


Three weeks into my term as GSA’s President I went to the Women's March in New York with my daughters. The experience was energizing and...


I had hoped that it would be a bit of cheery news that dragged me out of retirement from this blog to subject you to...


President Trump has proposed crippling cuts to federally supported research —including a reduction of medical research funding by nearly a fifth—that would be a disaster...


We are pleased to announce that Susan A. Gerbi, PhD is the 2017 recipient of the George W. Beadle Award in recognition of her outstanding...


On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, scientists and other community members across the world will be assembling in a public display of support for science. The...


UPDATE, July 10, 2018 After more than a year of legal battles, the most recent version of the travel ban has been upheld by the...


Dear President-elect Trump, It's me again. I wrote you last week to say why you should make science a cornerstone of your administration. Don’t feel...