Special section: 2016 annual meeting


A guide to getting the most out of the ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting for all attendees.

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Special section: 2016 award winners


Learn about the 2016 ASBMB award winners, who will give lectures at the annual meeting later this month.

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President's Message: Conscience of commitment


In his monthly column, ASBMB President Steven McKnight asks: "(I)s it proper that little or no attention is paid to the obligation of a scientist to spend an adequate amount of time mentoring his or her trainees?"

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News from the Hill: Gene-editing summit


The question of whether scientists should be editing human somatic and germline cells was taken up at a recent international gene-editing summit in Washington, D.C. ASBMB's science policy fellow shares the society's stance on the summit organizers' call for pausing to put exhaustive basic research first.

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Member Update


Find out what's going on in the professional lives of ASBMB members. Send us your updates.

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Retrospective: Marion Sewer (1972 – 2016)


Squire J. Booker at the Pennsylvania State University memorializes Marion B. Sewer, a devoted mentor, scientist and teacher who played a leading role in the ASBMB's Minority Affairs Committee.

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JLR: Using microRNAs to target cancer cells


A recent review in the Journal of Lipid research delves into how microRNAs — small, single-stranded RNA molecules that can stop the synthesis of proteins — can be used to slow and potentially halt the production of cancer cells.

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JBC: Turning on the thyroid


Researchers studying thyroid disease have struggled to determine what turns on the hormone-producing gland. A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports that the answer is in the gland itself.

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JBC: A mouse model for Hajdu–Cheney syndrome


The discovery of a gene mutation responsible for the rare Hadju–Cheney syndrome in mice may have implications for treatment of the disease in humans and for understanding bone destruction and formation. Read about the finding recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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JBC: One gene, two proteins, one complex


A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry may help those trying to combat the effects of Clostridia bacteria — including cheese makers, for whom the organism causes significant product loss.

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