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Raechel McKinley
Jan. 19, 2022
The legislation would create a commission tasked with studying disabilities, accommodations and services in higher ed.
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Best of BMB in 2021
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Best of BMB in 2021

Dec. 22, 2021

This subjective list reflects a field alive with discoveries driven by new computational tools and molecular techniques, recent advances in structural biology, and widespread interest in treating and preventing diseases.

Society news for December
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Society news for December

Dec. 16, 2021

Find out everything that’s been going on lately at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

ASBMB public affairs 2021: The year in review
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ASBMB public affairs 2021: The year in review

Dec. 8, 2021

From advocating for sustainable science funding to supporting junior scientists, the ASBMB public affairs team offers a roundup of their policy accomplishments in 2021.

Gain-of-function research: All in the eye of the beholder
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Gain-of-function research: All in the eye of the beholder

Nov. 21, 2021

Should work done on coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, be considered “gain-of-function” research? Opinions differ.

Society news briefs: November 2021
Society News

Society news briefs: November 2021

Nov. 16, 2021

Find out everything that’s been going on lately at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Antibiotic resistance is at a crisis point
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Antibiotic resistance is at a crisis point

Nov. 7, 2021

Government support for academia and Big Pharma to find new drugs could help defeat superbugs

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The War on Cancer at 50

The origin story begins with a socialite citizen–lobbyist.
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Dalit scientists face barriers in India’s top science institutes
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Dalit scientists face barriers in India’s top science institutes

Oct. 23, 2021

Despite decades-old inclusion policies, Dalits are systematically underrepresented in science institutes in India. Why?

A salary with strings attached
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A salary with strings attached

Oct. 22, 2021

Here's what you need to know about postdoc payback agreements.

Land acknowledgments meant to honor Indigenous people too often do the opposite
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Land acknowledgments meant to honor Indigenous people too often do the opposite

Oct. 22, 2021

Instead, they erase American Indians and sanitize history.

On-the-bench training
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On-the-bench training

Oct. 20, 2021

Apprenticeships offer pathways into biotechnology for a growing number of students. How does the training model work, why are policymakers excited about it, and who wants to be an apprentice?

COVID immunity through infection or vaccination: Are they equal?
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COVID immunity through infection or vaccination: Are they equal?

Oct. 16, 2021

As scientists argue whether a previous bout of covid offers the same amount of protection as vaccinations, people turn to the courts to decide.

Society news briefs: October 2021
Society News

Society news briefs: October 2021

Oct. 14, 2021

Find out everything that’s been going on lately with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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