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December 2018

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The antibody patent question

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ASBMB Today December 2018

In the December issue, read about a legal wrangle over a monoclonal antibody patent that might go before the Supreme Court next year — and set a precedent for the biotech industry. Also, the final essay in our When Science Meets Sickness series and our 2018 holiday gift guide! Read the December issue .

Save the dates: Upcoming Special Symposia

May 9–12: Evolution and Core Processes in Gene Expression July 25–28: Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Molecular Life Sciences Sept. 12–15: Membrane-Anchored Serine Proteases Oct. 24 –27 : Emerging Roles for the Nucleolus

Journal News

MCP Introduces Graphical Abstracts

Starting this month, get an easy visual grasp on articles in MCP with graphical abstracts! Three articles in the November issue feature graphical abstracts, highlights and synopses designed to help readers flag papers of interest quickly. Look for them in the TOC and on article pages .

Lipidomics community seeks harmony

In a recent position paper in the Journal of Lipid Research, scientists in the lipidomics community call for harmonization of approaches to blood plasma lipidomics. They hope the effort will move biomarkers discovered with mass spectrometry-based lipidomics toward clinical use. Read their recommendations  here .

Member News

ASBMB member Steitz wins Lasker lifetime achievement award

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced today the recipients of the 2018 Lasker Awards. Among the four recipients was  Joan Steitz , a professor of biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators and a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular

Congratulations to our annual award winners!

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology this week named a dozen scientists the winners of its annual awards. The recipients will give talks about their work at the society's 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference April 6–9 in Orlando.

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