Whole-genome shotgun (WGS) sequence assemblies of gonochoristic Caenorhabditis species C. remanei and C. brenneri contain substantial heterozygosity. (Barrière et al., Genome Research, 2009).
Victor Ambrose and Gary Ruvkun receive 2008 Albert Laskar Basic Medical Research award for their work on small RNAs.
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.