May 2013

“What is a Germ?” Challenge results

A look at the top three finalists in the 2013 ASBMB “What is a Germ?” challenge, honored during the 2013 Experimental Biology meeting held last month in Boston.


2013 ASBMB tattoo parlor

ASBMB’s marketing director, Jessica Homa, captured on camera the buzz on the exhibit floor, where staffers applied temporary tattoos for Experimental Biology 2013 attendees.


Storify: Supreme Court considers gene patents

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, which calls into question whether human genes are patentable. We took a snapshot of the reactions to the hearing on Twitter.


Recap of Hill Day 2013

ASBMB Science Policy Fellow Chris Pickett provides a recap of ASBMB’s Hill Day, when members of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee escorted students and postdocs to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and advocate for research funding.


In other news

This news roundup was compiled by ASBMB Today contributor Teodora Donisan. Send links of interest to for possible inclusion in future issues.

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