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Science policy weekly roundup: December 7, 2018

Published on:Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:28:38 +0000
Category: Congress

Congress passes stopgap funding to prevent partial government shutdown The U.S. Congress passed a two-week stopgap funding bill on Thursday to prevent a partial government shutdown. The deadline to pass seven funding bills to fund several federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, is today. Negotiations have faltered due to disagreements on funding the U.S.–Mexico border wall. Read more here.   HHS denies that it canceled research project involving human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

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Science policy weekly roundup: November 30, 2018

Published on:Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:46:46 +0000
Category: Congress

Critics pounce on scientist’s claim of using CRISPR on human embryos A firestorm of criticism ensued after Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s claim that he used CRISPR to genetically alter the DNA of human embryos that were used to produce twin girls. Chinese authorities have suspended Jiankui’s research, while National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins called for a “binding international consensus” on regulating gene editing. Read more here.   Trump prioritizes border wall funding in latest budget negotiations President Donald...

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From ASBMB Today

April 2018 - We want you to be apart of #ASBMBHillDay

Members of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee and 20 student scientists from across the country will descend on Washington this month for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Capitol Hill Day. Hill Day is one of our most exciting events. We will take thousands of steps in the marble hallways of Capitol Hill, attending more than 100 meetings with elected officials and their staffs all in one fast-paced day. Participants will discuss the need for increased and sustainable funding for the scientific enterprise and for Congress to put forth a legislative agenda to ensure a fertile environment for American science. Read more here.  

March 2018 - Appropriations season - what we want and how to help

As the calendar turns to March, appropriations season begins on Capitol Hill and advocates from every constituency kick their efforts into high gear. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is no different, and we enter this spring with an invigorated interest in increasing the research budgets at the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. For fiscal year 2019, we are calling on Congress to increase federal investments in the life sciences by 8 percent at all agencies. Particularly of interest to the ASBMB community is that this would mean an increase of $2.6 billion to the NIH, $600 million to the NSF and $430 million to the DOE’s Office of Science. Read more here.  

January 2018 - Planning for an active 2018

As 2017 turns to 2018, the Public Affairs Advisory Committee and your public affairs team look forward to an exciting year with new opportunities and programs to enhance the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s advocacy and science policy efforts. Read more here.

December 2017 - Looking back on a year of awakening

As 2017 winds to an end, we’re taking stock of what the year has delivered for the biomedical research community. We have had reasons to be frustrated, reasons to celebrate and reasons to scratch our heads. Let’s look back. Read more here.  

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