ASBMB Today February 2016

This month’s ASBMB Today contains a special section on diversity and inclusion in the life sciences. Check out some pointed words on the topic from members and affiliates, a Q&A with NIH’s top diversity officer and articles from underrepresented minority contributors who propose meaningful steps for increasing diversity and inclusion. Also see our feature about the Human Placenta Project, which aims to reveal what goes right and what goes wrong with the puzzling organ.

Obituary: Marion Sewer (1972 – 2016)

footer: Marion SewerMarion Sewer, a national and international leader in the field of steroid hormone biosynthesis, passed away on Jan. 28, 2016, at the age of 43. Sewer was deputy chair of the ASBMB's minority affairs committee and co-organizer of a symposium at the forthcoming 2016 ASBMB Annual Meeting.

ASBMB Today January 2016

On our cover, chief science correspondent Raj Mukhopadyhay looks at fresh developments in the loosely defined field of quantum biology, including attempts to design relevant experiments and develop models that can demonstrate quantum effects in biological processes. She hears from researchers who have observed quantum effects – in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and the sensing of magnetic fields by migratory birds – but remain careful about embracing quantum biology as a fully-fledged niche.

ASBMB Today December 2015

Four of 2015’s Nobelists in chemistry and medicine are ASBMB members. In our two cover stories, Alexandra Taylor talks with the three chemistry winners about their advances in DNA repair and digs into the science behind the medicine prize, which is shared by a member for his work on ivermectin, a drug that’s helped radically lower incidence rates of river blindness and elephantitis. The issue also contains our biggest science-themed gift guide ever!

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