Science policy news weekly update: May 19, 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 policy analyst, André Porter, discusses this week’s oversight hearing held by the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee regarding advances…

Science policy news weekly update: May 12, 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 week, President Donald Trump welcomed 27 U.S. biomedical research leaders to the Oval Office for a closed-door summit. During the nearly two-hour-long meeting, leaders from academia, the biotech industry…

Science policy news weekly update: May 5, 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, Ben Corb, provides details on the FY17 omnibus spending package signed into law by President Trump today. The deal is done The ASBMB’s policy…

Science policy news weekly update: April 28, 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, discusses the launch of the ASBMB’s new Grassroots Science Advocacy Network. The March for Science is over. What now? Porter also provides a…

Science policy news weekly update: April 21, 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 weekend’s March for Science will bring scientists from around the world, representing all scientific disciplines, together to show nonpartisan support for scientific research. To date, marches have been planned…

Science policy news weekly update: April 14, 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. Today, the ASBMB announced an official partnership with the Walk for Science ASBMB partners with March for Science Check out a recap of this year’s Hill Day! 2017 Hill Day…

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…