May 2013

Schrödinger’s patient

In his monthly column, ASBMB President Jeremy Berg explores the possibilities and pitfalls of personalized medicine and emphasizes that we must come to better understand — and communicate — relative risk and absolute risk.


Why Hill Day alone won’t work

ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb writes, in part, "The fact is that advocacy has gotten very difficult in this city. In this day of growing national debt and mandatory spending cuts, even an issue that traditionally has benefited from bipartisan support is getting drowned in a sea of partisanship." We have to do more, Corb says.


Member update

ASBMB contributor Kyeorda Kemp offers this snapshot of what's happening with our members. Send your news to


Wm Wallace Cleland (1930—2013)

Perry A. Frey, George H. Reed and Dexter B. Northrop remember Wm Wallace "Mo" Cleland, professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin Madison, who passed away in March.

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