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President-elect Trump’s Cabinet picks ?>

President-elect Trump’s Cabinet picks

  Presidential appointees help prioritize U.S. research goals by advising the sitting president on current and future scientific issues.  In fiscal 2016, the federal government provided a projected $137.6 billion in support for research and development , $33 billion of which went to  basic research.  To date, president-elect Trump has identified 17 of 21 key cabinet members. These Cabinet members will be responsible for the bulk of federal dollars awarded to scientists across the U.S.   Department of Health and…

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Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States ?>

Statement from the ASBMB on its commitment to diversity and inclusion upon the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is committed to ensuring a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment in which scientists can make the important breakthroughs that will improve the health and quality of life of people across the world. During the 2016 presidential election, we heard harsh rhetoric  that caused great concern among those in our diverse community. Since the election of Donald Trump as president-elect, we have seen violence and other hate-inspired acts that make members of our…

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Clinton and Trump answer questions on science ?>

Clinton and Trump answer questions on science

  Since the presidential election in 2008, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization ScienceDebate.org and a coalition of 56 prominent scientific societies, including the ASBMB, has aimed to provide Americans with presidential candidates’ views on important issues related to science, engineering, technology, health and environment. In early 2016, sciencedebate.org and the coalition started a nationwide petition urging the major party candidates to hold a debate on these issues. However, with both parties policies stating any candidate engaging in a nonsanctioned debate will…

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