The 17th International C. elegans meeting will be held June 24 – 28 next year in Los Angeles. Read the website for details.
Martin Chalfie (Columbia University) wins the 2008 Chemistry Nobel Prize for his work on GFP! Read the announcement and other details here.
The genome sequence of Pristionchus pacificus has been completed. It is roughly 70% larger than that of C. elegans and C. briggsae. Read the abstract here.
A genome-wide comparative study shows that two-thirds of all transcription factors in C. elegans, C. briggsae, and C. remanei are conserved. Read the paper here.
New research shows that C. briggsae and C. elegans may have separated less than 30 million years ago. (Read here).