June 2013
 

Reviewing the BRAIN Project


ASBMB President Jeremy Berg writes, "Like many in the scientific community, I have been struggling to understand what is being proposed and how it relates to and affects ongoing NIH programs. In order to collect my thoughts, I turned to the format used for NIH grant-application reviews."

 

Peer review at the National Science Foundation under threat


ASBMB 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."

 

Member update


This month's highlights:

  • Melanoma Research Alliance awards,
  • • elections to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
  • • the 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
  • • the Jeremy Knowles Award from Royal Society of Chemistry,
  • Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology election and BioArt competition
  • • in memoriam
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