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Science policy news weekly update: January 13, 2017

Published on:Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:00:50 +0000
Category: Roundup

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? The ASBMB’s policy analyst, André Porter, discusses how science would benefit from separating federally funded research and politics. We must shield federally funded research from…

We must shield federally funded research from politics

Published on:Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:23:46 +0000
Category: Scientific Integrity

  Most, if not all, scientists conduct research for the sake of the common good. Their research typically lacks a political agenda and seeks only to elucidate mechanisms of disease, develop new methodologies, or simply investigate the unknown.  Properly shielding scientific discovery from the jungle of the political sphere will benefit everyone, regardless of political…

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Ben Corb gives a recap of the presidential election results. 

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With Election Day just a few days away, Ben Corb provides his suggestions for what to watch for in the outcomes and their possible impact on the scientific community.

October 2016 - Vote!

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