This an archive of images and related links from our Instagram account (@geneticsgsa).

August 2, 2018

Our August GENETICS cover features a colorful karyotype from the Yeast Art Project. This design, made up of yeast engineered to produce different pigments, was “printed” onto a Petri dish by an acoustic droplet ejection robot. As the yeast colonies grew, they produced pigments and formed the picture! ?: Jasmie Temple, Boeke Lab. Visit for more details and more works of art!

July 17, 2018

Lake Victoria cichilds are an important model system for studying evolution. Check out Fuelner, Schwarzer et al.’s report on the cichlid genome—and sex determination in cichlids—in the July issue of G3. ?: Timothy Alexander.


July 12, 2018

Our gorgeous G3 cover for July is an oil painting by Julia B. Smiley. Titled “Walnut Bayou Lane”, the piece depicts a walnut orchard near Winters, CA. Walnuts are an important agricultural product and the focus of new genomics research published by Stevens et al. in G3. Check out the link in our bio for more info!


July 11, 2018

The July issue of GENETICS is out. It features a new WormBook chapter, a Perspective on linkage disequilibrium, and lots more. On the cover: actin (blue) and sperm (gold) in the Drosophila testis from Duan and Geyer. Link to the full article is in our bio!



June 7, 2018

Polymorphism in a taste receptor that tells you how bitter something is can affect how many vegetables you eat. See Calancie et al. for the full story—the link is in our bio.



June 5, 2018

Work by Kim, Bees-Sims, and Colaiácovo in the June issue of GENETICS covers the connection between the Fanconi Anemia protein, histone modifications, and DNA damage repair. The link is in our bio!



May 31, 2018

The striking black lion tamarin graces the cover of the June issue of G3. See Domingues de Freitas et al. for the mitochondrial genome of these little guys, and check out the rest of the issue for an updated method of identifying selective sweeps plus papers covering female germline maintenance in Drosophila, optogenetic mutagenesis in C. elegans, and much more!

May 30, 2018

Hot off the presses: the June issue of GENETICS. We’ve got a Perspective that ponders why DNA is double stranded, a new chapter of FlyBook, and much more. Our gorgeous cover from Ferdoush et al. features hydrangeas that change color in response to soil pH.


May 24, 2018

Be sure to check out the May issue of G3 before June hits! Our cover this month is the majestic rock pigeon; Holt et al. report an improved genome assembly and annotation for these feathered friends!



May 22, 2018

Have you had a chance to check out the May issue of GENETICS? You don’t want to miss out on signaling during embryogenesis, synaptogenesis in C. elegans, or the genetic landscape of animal behavior. Cover image: Drosophila split-GAL4 lines show circadian clock cell-type-specific staining. ?: Dionne et al.

April 2, 2018

The April issue of G3 is waiting for you! Stop by for characterization of chromosome 2 balancers in Drosophila, GWAS in salmon and yeast, and much more. Cover image: Cover image: ectopic ovules and radialized organs on Arabidopsis sepals from  Silverblatt-Buser et al.


March 26, 2018

Genome amplifications that result in giant marker chromosomes are a common feature in soft tissue cancers. In the March issue of GENETICSMacchia et al. explore the genetic architecture of these strange structures.


March 15, 2018

Do you prefer your foxes tame or aggressive? The one on the March cover of G3 sure looks friendly! Head to the link in our bio to check out Hekman et al. and to read our blog post about their research.



March 9, 2018

The March issue of GENETICS features a gorgeous update to an 1899 lithograph by Theodor Boveri. The image, which was screen printed and hand-watercolored by author Bob Goldstein, depicts a nematode embryo. Read the paper at the link in our bio.



February 21, 2018

Did you know that C. elegans is a great model system for studying lipid metabolism? Check out Clark et al. in G3 for the full story.?: James F. Clark. Link in bio!