Science Policy

Moving from diversity to inclusion

June 25, 2018
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June is Pride month, and so many articles will get written and posted this month promoting LGBTQ+ diversity in various…

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ASCB issues comments on Next Generation Researchers Initiative

March 8, 2018

Soon after the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the creation of the Grant Support Index (GSI) in May…

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Montell offers guidance for bringing politicians into the lab

February 15, 2018

The American Society for Cell Biology encourages its members to write letters to their local government official, meet with members…

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Senate passes tax bill in the dark of the night

December 2, 2017

Just after 2 am December 2, the United States Senate passed a bill that makes significant changes to the American…

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Tax cut bill could raise taxes for graduate students

November 9, 2017

Congress is quickly working on a bill that, if passed, would make major changes to the U.S. tax system, including…

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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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ASCB among founding members of newly launched Scientific Society Publisher Alliance

November 6, 2017

A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), have announced the launch…

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Preprint comments: boon or 'bog?'

October 27, 2017

The ultimate benefit of preprints (scientific manuscripts posted online before the completion of peer review) is the acceleration of discovery…

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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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