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The AGA grants awards to its members for support of special events that advance its mission, particularly to enable students to attend the event. Click below for details and application form.

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The Stephen J. O'Brien Award for the best student paper published in AGA’s Journal of Heredity includes a cash prize of $2,000.

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Evolutionary, Ecological, or Conservation Genomics (EECG) Research Award

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The 2016 round results will be announced 15 April

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2015 Stephen J O'Brien Award

Best student-authored article by Annette McCoy

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2015 Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Awards

7 grad students and postdocs have received awards to help them complete genomics projects

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2015 Special Event Awards

8 workshops and other events receive funding

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Two FREE ACCESS feline articles in this issue

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OPEN ACCESS Perspective article

OPEN ACCESS Perspective article on black-footed ferret cloning by our AE and AGA Council member Oliver Ryder and others.

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Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics

Read the Special Issue now! Freely available at http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/106/S1.toc

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Rare white whale sighted

For the first time, The Australian white whale Migaloo has been seen in NZ waters. Migaloo has a tyrosinase gene mutation, as described in Journal of Heredity here: http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/103/1/130.short
This article is freely available to read and download.

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Southeast Alaska wolves — Subspecies or not?

Further debate from experts on wolves in Southeastern Alaska and Mexico. TODAY in Journal of Heredity

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Penguins come together

Why are previously isolated little blue penguin colonies now mixing it up?

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Editor's Choice Free Access

In this issue: Problems and Cautions With Sequence Mismatch Analysis and Bayesian Skyline Plots to Infer Historical Demography. Invited Review from Stewart Grant. Coupling population history with climate change is essential for constructing evolutionary and biogeographic scenarios that illuminate the mechanisms shaping species’ diversity.

But molecular clocks calibrated with phylogenetic divergences can overestimate the timings of population-level events. Overestimates disconnect historical population reconstructions from climatic history and confound our understanding of the factors influencing genetic variability.

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How many types of tigers are there?

The newly published article by international authors including our Review Editor, Steve O'Brien, is freely available to read and download from Journal of Heredity.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR AGA2016

The American Genetic Association President’s Symposium, “Local adaptation: from phenotype to genotype to fitness”, will be held July 14-17, 2016, at beautiful Asilomar, CA

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AGA members - Get 20% off all genetics & genomics titles in OUP's catalog. Visit the Genetics gateway page (click on Learn More...) and use the code 29300 at checkout.

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New Organization Brings Together Top Researchers to Sequence the Genomes of Invertebrates

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Pop Quiz: what creatures make up more than 70% of the approximately 1.9 million described species on earth and have long served as model organisms in many areas of biology? If you guessed invertebrates, you’re right!

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