Focus on exposure


Kaoru Sakabe, the data integrity manager for the ASBMB, explains how to nail an image’s acquisition parameters.

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Making figures and slides for the colorblind


Colors should be used so that they can be perceived by all scientists, colorblind or not.

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Essay: Trump’s travel ban


Lana Saleh of New England Biolabs recalls her own immigration story as the effects of President Donald J. Trump's travel bans emerge.

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Essay: Why I can’t be at the ASBMB meeting


An ASBMB travel award winner finds himself the target of the American president's travel ban.

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Essay: Empowering immigrants in rural America


L. Sofia Gonzalez writes about her experiences assisting immigrants — and why more scientists should get involved. 

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Essay: Losing my doomsday clock


Charles Brenner, who heads the biochemistry department at the University of Iowa, describes how a clock made him feel confined and limited when he was young.

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Essay: Science in the post-truth age


"The sway of feelings over fact-based arguments is troubling," writes Jennifer DuBois of Montana State University.

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Finding the right fit


Rachel Fairbank's biggest regret is that she spent too much time wanting to be someone else.

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