News and Announcements
Updated February 8, 2017
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  • We are planning to cull assorted stocks in April (8 Feb 2017)
    The BDSC will cull 430 assorted stocks at the end of April including many transposon insertion stocks. If you want any of these stocks, please order them by April 30, 2017. See the Pruning page.
  • Fees for 2017 (22 Dec 2016)
    Fees for 2017 have been posted. The only changes are adjustments to our estimated package weights and new US Postal Service rates. A summary of fee changes for 2017 is available from a link on the fees page.
  • Holiday Schedule for November (31 October 2016)
    Our normal shipping and order processing schedule will be altered the week of November 21 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. More...
  • End-of-Year Shipping Schedule (14 October 2016)
    The BDSC does not ship stocks the last ~half of December. Depending on your account type and shipment method, your last chance to order stocks for 2016 shipment could be as early as December 5. More...
  • Welcome Sam Zheng and Cale Whitworth (7 Sept 2016)
    We are extremely pleased to welcome Sam Zheng, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, and Cale Whitworth, Ph.D., Assistant Scientist, to the BDSC staff. More...
  • Holiday Schedule for September (16 August 2016)
    Orders that would otherwise have shipped on Tuesday Sept 6 will ship on Wednesday Sept 7 due to the Labor Day holiday on Sept 5.
  • FlyBase funding cuts and statement of support (22 June 2016)
    FlyBase and other Model Organism Databases (MODs) are facing challenges that could have a severe impact on all of us who depend on FlyBase to carry out our work. Please read and consider signing the Fly Board's letter of support posted on the Genetics Society of America's website.
  • We are planning to cull two sets of stocks in August (24 May 2016)
    The BDSC will cull 469 redundant P element insertions and 1,952 Janelia GAL4 lines at the beginning of August. If you want any of these stocks, please order them by July 30, 2016. For more information and lists of these stocks, see the Pruning page.
  • Summer Holiday Schedules (23 May 2016)
    May 30 and July 4 are staff holidays at Indiana University. To accommodate the May 30 holiday, packaging of stock orders will occur on May 31 and shipment on June 1. To accommodate the July 4 holiday, packaging of stock orders will occur on July 5 and shipment on July 6.
  • BDSC Online Payments to Use PayPal (1 Feb 2016)
    BDSC is planning to change its online payment processor to PayPal sometime this week. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card, but you will have the option to use a PayPal account if you have one. More...
  • Fees for 2016 (27 Dec 2015)
    Fees for 2016 have been posted and are unchanged from 2015. US Postal Service rates will increase on January 17, 2016 and we will use those rates to determine postages charges for orders to be shipped after that date. A summary of all fee changes for 2016 is available from a link on the fees page.
  • End-of-Year Shipping Schedule (12 October 2015)
    The BDSC does not ship stocks the last ~half of December. Depending on your account type and shipment method, your last chance to order stocks for 2015 shipment could be as early as December 2. More...
  • Holiday Schedule for November (30 September 2015)
    Our normal shipping and order processing schedule will be altered the week of November 23 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. More...
  • New Scientist Position at BDSC (19 June 2015)
    We are recruiting for the BDSC management team. This person will learn about and participate in all aspects of running the Stock Center and will eventually assume a primary leadership role as the current management team retires. It is a very important hire for us and an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a challenging alternative scientific career path devoted to supporting research. More...
  • Summer Holiday Schedules (15 May 2015)
    May 25 and July 3 are staff holidays at Indiana University. To accommodate the May 25 holiday packaging of stock orders will occur on May 26 and shipment on May 27. To accommodate the July 3 holiday the order round that would normally close at midnight on Monday June 29 will instead close at noon on the 29th. Orders will be processed and quotes sent that afternoon. Orders released for shipment on June 29 will be packaged on Wednesday July 1 and shipped on Thursday July 2.