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ASBMB publishes paper on sustainability of the research enterpriseThe ASBMB published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about consensus recommendations for making the research enterprise more sustainable.
21st Century Cures passes U.S. HouseToday, the U.S. House passed the 21st Century Cures Act.
Special interests affect NIH fundingA study published recently revealed that lobbying on behalf of disease-specific research affects how the National Institutes of Health allocates its yearly appropriations.
Journals and the NIH move to improve research reproducibilityThe National Institutes of Health has announced an agreement with journal editors to harmonize standards for data and methods reporting and statistical analyses.

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The March for Science is over. What now?

Published on:Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:16:58 +0000
Category: ASBMB

  ASBMB launches Grassroots Science Advocacy Network This weekend, champions for science across the world organized in an unprecedented way to advocate for the importance of scientific research, education and funding. .@ASBMB members are at #ScienceMarch showing support for evidence-based policy decisions and sci workforce diversity & inclusion. #ExpBio — ASBMB (@ASBMB) April 22,…

Science policy news weekly update: April 21, 2017

Published on:Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:34 +0000
Category: Roundup

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to This weekend’s March for Science will bring scientists from around the world, representing all scientific disciplines, together to show nonpartisan support for scientific research. To date, marches have been planned…

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From ASBMB Today

December 2016 - Election rattles biomedical research community

Ben Corb gives a recap of the presidential election results. 

November 2016 - A lot at stake

With Election Day just a few days away, Ben Corb provides his suggestions for what to watch for in the outcomes and their possible impact on the scientific community.

October 2016 - Vote!

Ben Corb compares the two front runners for the presidency of the U.S.

September 2016 - Recess is over and there's still lots to do

Congress returns back from recess with appropriation bills needing to be passed.   Ben Corb lays out the path ahead and how a continuing resolution could affect the community. 

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