November 2010
 

ASBMB Holds Second Annual Graduate Student-Postdoc Hill Day


Hill Day 2010BY NICK ZAGORSKI

This past September, ASBMB held its second graduate student/postdoctoral fellow Hill Day. Ten young scientists from across the United States joined the PAAC and ASBMB’s policy team to help convey the importance of strong and continued funding of basic biomedical research. 

 

Bracing for the Revolution: The Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University


Institute for Genome Sciences and PolicyBY NICK ZAGORSKI

With advances in computing and sequencing technology, science has been riding the wave of the Human Genome Project, ushering in a new era where genetic information will greatly impact science, medicine and society. Anticipating this new era, Duke University developed a unique response to the Genome Age: The Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.

 

Hill Days Past


CouchBY NICOLE KRESGE

In September 2009, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology brought nine students and postdoctoral fellows to Washington, D.C. for its first-ever “Student/Postdoc Hill Day.” A year later, we contacted some past attendees to see what they are up to now and how their experience affected them.

 

Meet the 2010 ASBMB Hill Day Attendees


Hill Day AttendeesBY NICOLE KRESGE

We asked our American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology student/postdoc Hill Day attendees to answer some questions so we could learn a little more about them. 

 

The ASBMB PAAC


ASBMBBY WILLIAM C. MERRICK

A look at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Public Affairs Advisory Committee and what they are doing for you.

 

The FDA versus Personal Genetics Firms


DNABY LOLA OLUFEMI

There is no doubt that the information from personal genome sequencing is priceless. However, the opportunities and innovations offered by personal genomics come coupled with legitimate apprehension. For example, are there standards in place to protect the consumer and ensure the analytical and clinical validity of the data provided?

 

What Is Science Policy?


Science PolicyBY GEOFFREY HUNT

Although many of us know people who work in science policy, what these jobs entail is often a mystery. Here, ASBMB Policy Fellow Geoffrey Hunt gives us some clues.

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