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Nominations open for the PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2017


Have you read a 2016 PLOS Genetics Research Article that stood out for you in terms of the strength of its analysis or impact on your field? Maybe you edited or reviewed a manuscript that caught your attention? If so, you may want to nominate it for the PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2017!

Now entering its third year, the prize awards $5,000 to the authors of the winning Research Article, selected by the PLOS Genetics Editors-in-Chief and Senior Editors from a pool of public nominations, based on the criteria of scientific excellence and community impact. Previous winners were Barroso-Batista, Sousa et al. for ‘The First Steps of Adaptation of Escherichia coli to the Gut Are Dominated by Soft Sweeps’ in 2015, and in 2016, Naranjo, Smith et al. for ‘Dissecting the Genetic Basis of a Complex cis-Regulatory Adaptation.’

To tell us which 2016 Research Article you think is worthy of this award, please complete our nomination form. Nominations are open to the public until Friday June 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET.

For more information on the Prize, take a look at the Program Page and Program Rules. Questions about the Prize can also be sent to



Featured image credit: December 2016 Issue Image. Immunofluorescent staining of 2-month-old ovarian sections. Image Credit: Meng-Wen Hu







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