Register for upcoming WormBase webinars

The next two webinars “Data mining strategies and workflows” and “Author First Pass and Textpresso” will be held on Feb 22nd and Feb 26th, 2021. Registration is required if you want to attend. Please go to our form to see the complete list of past and upcoming webinars.

Neurogenetics Questionnaire

To all Junior Scientists in the field of Neurogenetics,

We want to hear from you! We are postdocs from the groups of Drs.Oliver Hobert (Columbia University), Cecilia Moens (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) and Kate O’Connor-Giles (Brown University). We are interested in writing an article about the perspectives of early-career scientists (graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior principal investigators) on the future of Neurogenetics research, to be included in the upcoming special Neurogenetics Series in Genetics. By completing this questionnaire, your perspectives on the future of Neurogenetics research may be featured in the article.

Your timely feedback is much appreciated!

-Scott Gratz, Adam Isabella, Takuya Kaneko, Eduardo Levya-Diaz, HaoSheng Sun, Rajan Thakur.

Change to disease statements in gene descriptions for WS279

Due to non-stringent human ortholog(s) and their associated diseases, C. elegans gene descriptions (displayed in the “Overview widget” of gene pages) often had spurious diseases associated with their human orthologs. With WS279, we imposed a stringency filter and only those disease associations to ortholog(s) called by more than one orthology prediction method are included in the gene description. This change has improved the accuracy of statements that read “human orthologs of this gene are implicated in <disease(s)>”. However, please note that this change has also resulted in the loss of such statements for several hundred gene descriptions due to the increased stringency.