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House passes budget that would harm scientific researchIn a 219-205 vote, the U.S. House passed a budget resolution that would cut funding for federal nondefense discretionary programs, such as the National Institutes of Health.

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Zack Kopplin wins prestigious public service award

Zack Kopplin is the winner of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's 2014 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award for his efforts to promote the teaching of evolution in classrooms.

ASBMB Responds to the State of the UnionThe ASBMB commends President Obama on reaffirming his administration's position on supporting scientific research.
Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity

The ASBMB spearheaded a report titled Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity. 

Science and sequestration in the newsSeveral reports and opinion pieces about sequestration have been published recently. For example...

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The Policy Blotter has moved!

Published on:Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:02:37 +0000
Category: Uncategorized

The Policy Blotter has moved! Same great look. Same great information. Just at a different web address. Follow us on http://policy.asbmb.org/ so that you can still receive science policy news from the ASBMB!  

ASBMB opposes the FIRST Act

Published on:Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:36:53 +0000
Category: America COMPETES

The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2013 was introduced on Monday by Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas. The FIRST Act is a reauthorization of the National Science Foundation and several other federal science agencies. The bill will be marked up by the U.S. House Science, Space and…

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From ASBMB Today

September 2013 - Have you taken the challenge?The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology issued the 100 Meetings Challenge once again this year.
August 2013 - Turning controversy into actionASBMB's science policy fellow Chris Pickett describes the role of scientists when it comes to preparing those in the government and the judiciary for dealing with high-profile controversies
June 2013 - Peer review at the National Science Foundation under threatASBMB Science Policy Fellow Chris Pickett says of recently proposed legislation, "While it is doubtful this draft bill will become law, the thought processes behind it are concerning."
May 2013 - Why Hill Day alone won't work

ASBMB Public Affairs Director Ben Corb writes why scientists must engage with their elected representatives more often in order to get results.

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upcoming events

ASBMB's Spring Hill Day will be held on March 31-April 2, 2014. Find more information at Spring Hill Day 2014.