Are you a worm lab PI or “lab head”? Be sure to join the new mailing list.
Are you a principal investigator or lab head? By now you should have received not one, not two, but three invitations to join a new low-traffic mailing list. This list serves as a communication channel for the newly formed Worm Board to announce initiatives related to community support and infrastructure. If you have not already accepted the invitation to join, please check your inbox. If you did not receive an invite, you cannot find it, it has expired, or you think you should be included on the list, you may send a subscription request at the home page of the mailing list. Please add a brief description of who you are wi...
Source: WormBase - January 15, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Todd Harris Tags: news wormboard Source Type: news

Please follow nomenclature guidelines for engineered alleles and constructs
New methods for genome engineering (TALENs, CRISPR-Cas9, etc.) are increasingly being applied to C. elegans. Please remember to use nomenclature guidelines when naming these engineered alleles or constructs. Refer to the guidelines in the ‘Genome Engineering’ widget here. (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - January 7, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication news Source Type: news

December 2015: 20 new labs have joined the community!
20 new labs have registered with WormBase and the CGC. Please join us in welcoming these labs to the community! Representative Lab Code Allele Code Institution URL Bi-Tzen Juang BTJ nct National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan David de Pomerai DDP uon The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Frank Doering FED cau University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany website Ana Carvalho GCP prt IBMC, Porto, Portugal Haijun Tu HTU aij Hunan University, Hunan, China website Jose Perez-Martin JPM sal Instituto de Biologia Funcional y Genomica CSIC, Salamanca, Spain Jingru Sun JRS sun Washington State University, Spokan...
Source: WormBase - December 25, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Todd Harris Tags: community new labs news cgc Source Type: news

Call for nominations for a Worm Board
Dear Worm Community, Following discussions at the 2015 International Worm Meeting it is apparent that there is a need for a group to support community resources and infrastructure. Here we announce the formation of a Worm Board. An ‘Interim Worm Board’, listed below, has drawn up a Charter (appended) and will hold elections for the first Worm Board. We plan to hold the first elections in early 2016. We now ask for nominations for President, officers and regional representatives to begin terms from Spring 2016. The President-elect would serve as an officer for the first year, then become President in Spring 2017...
Source: WormBase - December 18, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication community news Source Type: news

REMINDER!! – Gene Ontology (GO) Survey – Closes Sunday, November 15th
Attention GO users!!  The Gene Ontology Consortium would love to hear your feedback about GO.  Please assist the GO project by completing a short survey. The results will help us learn more about how you use GO, how GO can serve your research needs better, and will aid in preparation for the upcoming GO grant renewal. Surveys completed by November 15th 2015 will be eligible for a prize drawing for a $400 Apple Store voucher.  Thanks in advance for your time! (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - November 13, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication external website news Source Type: news

WormMart Sunset Period: to be retired 01 Jan 2016
Today we are announcing the “sunset” period for WormMart at WormBase. WormMart will be formally retired from WormBase at the end of 2015. For many years, WormMart was the primary data mining facility at WormBase. Later, we replaced it with WormMine based on the Intermine platform. In that time, we have maintained the two in parallel, although WormMart updates were frozen at the WS220 release of WormBase. With the new release of WormMine for WS250, WormMine is now in a position to replace much of the existing functionality of WormMart but with a raft of more powerful and useful features. Over coming releases sta...
Source: WormBase - November 13, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Todd Harris Tags: news service status wormmart wormmine Source Type: news

WormBook in Genetics: access and choices
Dear All, I would like to address some questions that have come up regarding the partnership with the GSA and access to WormBook in the journal GENETICS. As I said in a quote to the GSA blog, “WormBook in GENETICS will continue a great community tradition and will strengthen our longstanding association with GENETICS, which began with the publication in 1974 of Sydney Brenner’s landmark paper.   That association has grown, which is apparent in the many papers that appear every year in GENETICS and G3, as well as in the GSA’s sponsorship of the C. elegans meetings.” GSA provides a sustainab...
Source: WormBase - November 7, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: external website news Source Type: news

Announcement of WormBook in GENETICS
WormBook is excited to announce that we have partnered with The Genetics Society of America to publish new WormBook content in GENETICS. GENETICS will publish about 50 new chapters over the course of four years. Existing chapters will remain available at http://www.wormbook.org/, and several new and updated chapters will appear there over the next six months. Letters describing these changes from Marty Chalfie and Iva Greenwald, who succeeds Marty as WormBook Editor-in-Chief, can be found in the blog posts below. –Jane Mendel (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - November 3, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: news Source Type: news