The Dutcher lab published a paper in Open Biology recently on RNA splicing factors. The paper, “Identifying RNA splicing factors using IFT genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii,” shows how the high density of introns and the conservation of noncore splicing factors, together with the ease of scoring the ift mutant phenotype, make Chlamydomonas an attractive organism to identify new proteins involved in splicing through suppressor screening. Huawen Lin, Ph.D., is lead author on the paper. Read more about the study here.