Science and Society

Five months and one government shutdown late

May 7, 2019
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It was over five months late and resulted in a 35-day government shutdown, but Congress and the president have finally…

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2019 State of the Union

State of the Union, take two

May 3, 2019
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Nothing happens easily or on time these days in Washington, DC. The original date for the 2019 State of the…

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U.S. Science Advisor Finally Confirmed

March 11, 2019
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It took the Trump White House about 18 months to nominate a director of the White House Office of Science…

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Opponents Try Fetal Tissue Research Ban Again

October 22, 2018
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For the second year in a row, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to prohibit the use…

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NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training

August 23, 2018
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During his interview with ASCB President Jodi Nunnari,1 Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS),…

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Members of the ASCB leadership on Hill Day. (L-R) Jodi Nunnari, Rocio Gomez, Kerry Bloom, Sadie Wignall, Andrew Ewald, Gary Gorbsky, Deepali Bhandari, Bob Goldstein, Julie Theriot, Andrew Murray, Erika Shugart, Rebecca Heald, Janet Iwasa, Sue Jaspersen.

ASCB Leadership on the Hill

August 15, 2018
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The day after the spring ASCB Council Meeting, eight ASCB Council members were joined by five members of ASCB committees…

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Mixed News on International Funding for Science

July 19, 2018
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At the same time that the U.S. National Institutes of Health is benefiting from increases in its budget, the news in…

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Hostility to science is spreading; Congressional budget resolution may foretell large cuts for science

November 8, 2017
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Hostility to science is spreading The results of the September 24 German elections are in, and Angela Merkel should serve…

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Will Congress set back fetal tissue research?; Congress poised to reject Trump cuts to NIH, NSF budgets

October 4, 2017
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Will Congress Set Back Fetal Tissue Research? In the weeks before Congress adjourned for its August recess, the House of…

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ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas; Science funding faring better in Congress than in the Trump budget

September 13, 2017
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Public Policy Briefing ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas Since taking office, the Trump Administration has agitated for immigration reform,…

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