Science policy news weekly update: March 31, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. The ASBMB’s policy analyst, André Porter, gives details on the Trump administration’s proposed FY17 cuts to the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Trump administration proposes more…

Science policy news weekly update: March 24, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org.   The ASBMB’s director of public affairs, Benjamin Corb, discusses President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and what it would mean for biomedical research. Scientists hear mixed message on political support…

Science policy news weekly update: March 17, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. President Donald Trump’s recently released budget proposal calls for a $54 billion increase to defense spending while drastically cutting nondefense spending. Nondefense spending cuts encompass federal funding for the nation’s…

Science policy news weekly update: March 10, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. President Donald Trump recently released his 2018 budgetary plan. In this plan, one thing was clear: All nondefense spending will be subject to massive cuts. Trump’s plan calls for a…

Science policy news weekly update: February 24, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. This past week, the American Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting in Boston. At this meeting, AAAS held a session on the prospects for science policy…

Science policy news weekly update: February 17, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handed the Broad Institute an important victory over the University of California at Berkeley regarding patent ownership…

Science policy news weekly update: February 10, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? The ASBMB is now accepting applications for our annual student/postdoc Hill Day! Apply for the ASBMB student/postdoc Capitol Hill day   President Donald Trump’s travel…

Science policy news weekly update: February 3, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises has been estimated to have a price tag of $15 billion or more. The ASBMB’s policy analyst,…

Science policy news weekly update: January 27, 2017

  The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? The ASBMB’s director of public affairs, Ben Corb, gives a brief statement regarding the ASBMB’s stance on separating politics from peer-reviewed research. ASBMB statement…

Science policy news weekly update: January 20, 2017

The ASBMB’s Public Affairs Department encourages all readers of the Policy Blotter to alert the office about interesting and relevant articles. Please send tips to astothert@asbmb.org. What’s new in Blotter news? The ASBMB’s director of public affairs, Ben Corb, gives a brief explanation of the ASBMB’s position regarding the use of preprints in NIH grant reviews.…