Love worms and want to serve your community? Join the CGC and be instrumental in distributing C. elegans to the worldwide research community. After 27 years of dedication to fulfilling our C. elegans needs, Theresa Stiernagle is retiring. The CGC seeks a replacement with significant worm experience (picking, scoring phenotypes, familiarity with interpreting genotypes, etc.), extreme attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and independently. An official job posting will be forthcoming, but in the meantime, inquiries can be made at email@example.com.
Check out the latest chapter in WormBook, GENETICS: Males, Outcrossing, and Sexual Selection in Caenorhabditis Nematodes by Asher D. Cutter, Levi T. Morran and Patrick C. Phillips.
If you have started a new worm lab or are looking for nomenclature guidelines for genes, alleles and other genetic entities, please consult this page of our online user guide–https://wormbase.org/about/userguide/nomenclature#f1il048b3g6e2597cmdjkh–10
Different types of properly named entities (genes, alleles, strains, trangenes, etc.) in published papers are identified by text-mining and other WormBase tools and/or via manual curation. Following official nomenclature guidelines makes your data discoverable by WormBase and thus to the whole community!