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May 21, 2024
A call to action: Urge Congress to support scientific research
ASBMB members can write to policymakers to advocate for robust science funding in fiscal year 2025.
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ASBMB members head to Capitol Hill
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ASBMB members head to Capitol Hill

May 20, 2024

They will encourage lawmakers to support essential R&D appropriations to keep the U.S. competitive and retain highly skilled talent.

Genetics studies have a diversity problem that researchers struggle to fix
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Genetics studies have a diversity problem that researchers struggle to fix

April 28, 2024

Researchers in South Carolina are trying to build a DNA database to better understand how genetics affects health risks. But they’re struggling to recruit enough Black participants.

National Academies propose initiative to sequence all RNA molecules
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National Academies propose initiative to sequence all RNA molecules

April 19, 2024

Unlocking the epitranscriptome could transform health, medicine, agriculture, energy and national security.

ATP delegates push for improved policies
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ATP delegates push for improved policies

April 5, 2024

This ASBMB program helps advocates gain skills to address issues that affect science and scientists.

Advocacy workshops at Discover BMB 2024
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Advocacy workshops at Discover BMB 2024

Feb. 7, 2024

Topics include running for office, becoming an advocate, and navigating the grant review process at the NIH.

NIH’s advisory committee releases report on re-envisioning postdoc training
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NIH’s advisory committee releases report on re-envisioning postdoc training

Jan. 8, 2024

The working group developed six primary recommendations for the National Institutes of Health.

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When authoritative sources hold onto bad data

A legal scholar explains the need for government databases to retract information.
When authoritative sources hold  onto bad data

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Can science publishing be both open and equitable?
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Can science publishing be both open and equitable?

Dec. 14, 2023

An updated memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has researchers, funders and publishers looking ahead

ASBMB pushes federal agencies to help students struggling with loan debt
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ASBMB pushes federal agencies to help students struggling with loan debt

Nov. 30, 2023

The society states that increasing student debt and financial strain are hurting the U.S. research enterprise and federal agencies must do more to ease this burden.

NIH diversity supplements offer a pathway to independence
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NIH diversity supplements offer a pathway to independence

Nov. 29, 2023

These funding mechanisms have been underutilized. The ASBMB public affairs staff offers recommendations to change that.

ASBMB weighs in on wage rules for postdocs
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ASBMB weighs in on wage rules for postdocs

Nov. 28, 2023

The society supports the Department of Labor’s proposed increase in minimum salary for exempt employees.

Funding opportunities to explore
Funding

Funding opportunities to explore

Nov. 28, 2023

Beyond the National Institutes of Health, a number of U.S. government agencies provided funding for basic scientific research.

Advocating for change in science
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Advocating for change in science

Nov. 23, 2023

ASBMB trainees harness their training and life experience to reshape science policy.

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