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February 2017

Cover of the current issue of ASBMB Today

Sharing the whole
HeLa genome

For better and for worse

Imposter syndrome and diversity graduate students


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ASBMB Today February 2017

The cover story for this issue, written by John Arnst, describes how a partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the family of Henrietta Lacks is helping researchers access the HeLa genome. There also an essay about imposter syndrome in minority graduate students as well as a piece by a biochemist who found his way to patients’ bedsides in an unconventional way. As always, the magazine offers a variety of stories, such as journal news, member updates and essays.

Journal News

Planning to publish research funded by Wellcome Trust?

You can submit to any ASBMB journal with confidence. The Journal of Biological Chemistry , Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics comply with the funder's publisher requirements .

JBC Minireview Compendium now available

This year's Minireview compendium offers a brand-new selection of 37 reviews summarizing the current state of knowledge on a wide range of topics. These themes range from the newest insights into intrinsically disordered proteins, leading-edge technologies to probe the biochemistry of cells, to the intriguing role of metals in enzymes. 

Member News

Ohsumi wins Breakthrough Prize

Yoshinori Ohsumi  at the Tokyo Institute of Technology was one of the 2017 recipients of the  Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences . The prize is worth $3 million.

Fuchs wins Vanderbilt prize

Elaine Fuchs , the Rebecca C. Lancefield professor and head of the Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University, is the 2016 recipient of the  Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science .

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