Science Policy

Professional societies unveil consortium on sexual harassment in STEMM

February 15, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and 52 other leading academic and professional societies announced the creation the Societies…

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Restarting the federal government; not like throwing a switch

February 6, 2019

The 35-day government shut down finally ended on January 25, 2019. Getting the operations of the federal government up and…

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A good day at the polls for life science

November 8, 2018

The results of the Congressional elections on Tuesday have a little something to make everyone happy and a little something…

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Opponents Try Fetal Tissue Research Ban Again

October 22, 2018

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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Will Trump Restructure the NIH?

October 15, 2018

How many times have you complained about something the federal government does that doesn’t make sense to you, finishing with,…

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Capitol Hill Life Science Fair

October 11, 2018

For the first time in memory, live scientific research came to Capitol Hill in the form of the 2018 Life…

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Big Presentation in Historic Location

October 2, 2018

The location of the meeting was in an out-of-the-way private office at the end of corridors not on the public…

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The critical role of coalitions in life science advocacy

September 24, 2018

I have lived and worked in Washington, DC, my entire life. If there are two words I am familiar with…

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NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training

August 23, 2018

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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A Good Bill with Bad Implications

August 21, 2018

Since 2011, Representative William Lacy Clay (D-MO) has introduced a bill in each Congress with a very noble goal: to…

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