Plant Science Today Blog

  • Member Spotlight – Robert Giaquinta
    Robert Giaquinta ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? After completing my PhD in biology (plant physiology) in 1972 under Donald Geiger at the University of Dayton, I did two years of postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Richard Dilley at Purdue University. My PhD focused... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-06
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 24-30, 2020
    Updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Research Guidelines National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 25, NSF issued new guidance in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-261 “Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-07-02
  • Member Spolight – Katie Murphy
    Katie Murphy 2020 Ambassador of the Year I’m Katie Murphy, a PhD candidate in plant biology at the University of California (UC), Davis, and the two things I love most are corn and chemistry. After receiving an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Stanford University, I came to UC Davis to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-29
  • IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts 
    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services, welcomes input from technical experts on the draft scoping report of its nexus assessment.  The focus of the nexus assessment is to produce information needed to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-26
  • Join the 2020-2021 Planting Science Master Plant Science Team!
    ASPB invites members to join the 2020-2021 PlantingScience Master Plant Science Team. PlantingScience is a free online resource to teachers and schools. The program provides volunteer scientists, resources, and activities to support innovation in teaching, learning, and mentoring. PlantingScience is a learning community where scientists provide online mentorship to student teams as... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-25
  • Member Spotlight – Heven Sze
    Heven Sze ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? As an undergraduate student, I had no idea how my career would turn out. In those days, it was common to see women as educators in secondary schools for girls, but rarely at universities. I improved my... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-22
  • Celebrating Juneteenth
    As an extension of #ShutDownStem, ASPB acknowledges the importance of Juneteenth, a day widely celebrated by the African American community to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that more than 250,000 slaves in Texas were informed they were free – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Below is... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-17
  • Meet the ASPB President-Elect Candidates for 2020
    Join us for a live, online “meet the candidates” event and get to know the candidates for ASPB president-elect, Katie Dehesh and Georg Jander. Date and Time: Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10 AM PDT (UTC-7), 1 PM EDT (UTC-4) ; 6 PM BST (UTC + 1) Register today and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-17
  • Funding Opportunity: NIFA Releases Funding Opportunity for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative
    On June 5, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a request for applications (RFA) for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI).  AG2PI was authorized in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) and received its first funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020.  This new funding... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-16
  • Attend a Virtual Lunch~N~Learn to Hear about the Plant Science Decadal Vision
    Wednesday, June 17, 12:30-1:20 PM Eastern ‘Virtual‘ Lunch~N~Learn Seminar via Webinar REGISTER  Welcome to share with colleagues! NOTE-Advance Registration Required PLANT SCIENCE DECADAL VISION, 2020-2030 Reimagining the Potential of Plants for a Healthy and Sustainable Future ABSTRACT:  Plants, and the biological systems around them, are key to the future health of the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-16
  • Member Spotlight – Sarah Hake
    Sarah Hake ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I went to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, a wonderful small college in the middle of nowhere with amazing faculty and great resources. I fell in love with plant morphology thanks to one of the faculty, Vern... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-15
  • USDA Relaxes Regulations for GE Crops – How Will it Affect the Plant Research Community?
    Brand new USDA regulations for crop biotechnology will begin phasing in during June 2020. The new “SECURE” rules (Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient) govern what is — and isn’t — required for USDA review before going to market with a biotech crop. These rules could have immediate impacts on... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-11
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 3-9, 2020
    Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Federal Guidance Related to Research and Higher Education National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 5, it was noted at the NSF Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Advisory Committee that the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) program expects to... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-11
  • We Need to Hear Your Voices
    In support of #ShutDownSTEM, an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics that is taking action for Black lives, ASPB suspended its operations on Wednesday, June 10. Our websites did not function or allow financial transactions, and our journals did not process manuscripts. The Society’s governance,... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-10
  • Member Spotlight – Bijay Singh
    Bijay Singh ASPB Legacy Society Founding Member How did you spend your career? I received my early education, including my MS, in India. I moved to Australia in 1978 and joined the University of Adelaide. After completing my PhD in 1982, I started postdoctoral work with Jack Preiss in the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Blog Feed - News Page Published on: 2020-06-08

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Plantae Blog

  • Improving crop water-use efficiency requires optimizing the circadian clock
    Meisha Holloway-Phillips Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland m.holloway-phillips@unibas.ch The slogan, ‘more crop per drop’, which was popularised in the early 2000s, depicts the need to improve the productivity of crops for the same water inputs (Kijne et al., 2003). Whilst the approaches by which this could be... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Location, location, location: phototropin 2 action at the chloroplast membrane
    As someone with a background in plant molecular genetics, I confess to occasionally forgetting about location. Reverse genetics is a powerful tool for picking apart gene networks, but in which organ do these genes act? Which tissue of that organ? Which cells of that tissue and which compartment of those... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Review: Banishing barberry: The history of Berberis vulgaris prevalence and wheat stem rust incidence across Britain (Plant Pathology)
    Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt) has a strange life strategy in that it requires two hosts to complete its sexual life cycle; wheat and barberry. In the absence of barberry, it reproduces clonally; clonal reproduction limits its ability to generate diversity and therefore its ability to evade plant defenses.... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • An inducible genome editing system for plants (Nature Plants)
    To understand gene function, it is necessary to study loss-of-function phenotypes. However, knockouts of some genes are lethal, which makes it impossible to study their loss-of-function phenotype. Although here are inducible overexpression systems and inducible knockdown systems, as yet there has been no inducible knockout system. In this paper Wang... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • An optogenetic tool for plants grown in ambient light (Nature Methods)
    Optogenetics has revolutionized mammalian biology by its ability to fine-tune gene expression in individual cells by pulses of light. However, its application in plants has been challenging because the white light required for plant growth misfires the system. Ochoa-Fernandez et al. solved this problem by engineered photoreceptors that can repress... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Fluctuating auxin response gradients determine pavement cell-shape acquisition (PNAS)
    The leaf epidermis is composed primarily of undulated pavement cells arranged in a jigsaw puzzle-like architecture, with neighboring cells flawlessly interlacing with one another thanks to synchronized growth, thus making it an ideal model to study morphogenesis regulation. Seeking to better understand cell-shape acquisition, a recent study by Grones et... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Pan-genome of wild and cultivated soybeans (Cell)
    Widespread genome sequencing of individuals has revealed the high level of intraspecific variability in plant species. As such, constructing high-quality pan-genomes is a growing necessity to study dynamic plant genomes. Here, Liu et al. release the soybean pan-genome formed from sequencing 2,898 accessions, including landraces, wild, and cultivated soybeans. The... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • A CEP Peptide receptor-like kinase regulates root growth and symbiotic nodulation (Plant Cell)
    Under low N condition, plants form more lateral roots to facilitate N-uptake efficiency, and legumes such as Medicago truncatula develop more nodules to fulfill plant nitrogen requirements. Since both lateral root formation and nodulation are energy-consuming processes, plants balance these developmental processes, but the regulatory mechanism involved is still a... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Identification of novel seed longevity genes by GWAS and reverse genetics (Plant Cell Environ.)
    Seed longevity (i.e., the inherent lifespan of a seed) is a polygenic feature that demands the coordination of multiple biological processes, and that shapes the persistence of seeds in the soil and the time they can be stored ex situ. Recent studies on this trait highlight the role of the... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Plant Science Research Weekly: July 10, 2020
      Review: Banishing barberry: The history of Berberis vulgaris prevalence and wheat stem rust incidence across Britain Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt) has a strange life strategy in that it requires two hosts to complete its sexual life cycle; wheat and barberry. In the absence of barberry, it reproduces... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-10
  • Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Maxuel de Oliveira Andrade
    Maxuel de Oliveira Andrade, first author of The MAF1 phosphoregulatory region controls MAF1 interaction with the RNA polymerase III C34 subunit and transcriptional repression in plants Current Position: Postdoctoral Research, Biochemistry, Brazilian Bioscience National Laboratory (LNBio) – CNPEM, Brazil Education: BS from Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil; M.S. and... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-09
  • Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Ariel Hernán Tomassi
    Ariel Hernán Tomassi, first author of The intrinsically disordered protein CARP9 bridges HYL1 to AGO1 in the nucleus to promote micro RNA activity Current Position: PhD fellow at Instituto de Agrobiotecnología del Litoral (CONICET-UNL), Santa Fe, Argentina   Education: Ph.D. in Biological Sciences    Non-scientific Interests: traveling, music, series and movies,... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-09
  • Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Bastian Oldenkott
    Bastian Oldenkott, first author of One C-to-U RNA Editing Site and Two Independently Evolved Editing Factors: Testing Reciprocal Complementation with DYW-type PPR Proteins from the Moss Physcomitrium (Physcomitrella) Patens and the Flowering Plants Macadamia integrifolia and Arabidopsis thaliana Current Position: PhD Candidate in the Department for Molecular Evolution belonging to... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-09
  • Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Weiping Mo
    Weiping Mo, first author of PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR-LIKE14 and SLENDER RICE1 interaction controls seedling growth under salt stress Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences Education: B.S. from South China Agricultural University (SCAU), and M.S. from China Agricultural University (CAU), Ph.D. candidate at University of... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-09
  • Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Bhuvan Pathak
    Bhuvan Pathak, first author of Recombinase-mediated integration of a multigene cassette in rice leads to stable expression and inheritance of the stacked locus Current Position:  Program Associate, University of Arkansas Education: PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology (2019) – University of Arkansas; MS in Agronomy (2010) – University of Florida; ... Read more
    Source: Plantae News & Updates Published on: 2020-07-09

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Policy Updates

  • IPBES Launches External Review of its Draft Scoping Report for the Nexus Assessment and Requests Input from Technical Experts 
    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services, welcomes input from technical experts on the draft scoping report of its nexus assessment.  The focus of the nexus assessment is to produce information needed to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-06-26
  • USDA Relaxes Regulations for GE Crops – How Will it Affect the Plant Research Community?
    Brand new USDA regulations for crop biotechnology will begin phasing in during June 2020. The new “SECURE” rules (Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient) govern what is — and isn’t — required for USDA review before going to market with a biotech crop. These rules could have immediate impacts on... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-06-11
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: June 3-9, 2020
    Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Federal Guidance Related to Research and Higher Education National Science Foundation (NSF) On June 5, it was noted at the NSF Environmental Research and Education (ERE) Advisory Committee that the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) program expects to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-06-11
  • FFAR Releases Crops of the Future RFA
    On May 27, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) released a request for application (RFA) through its Crops of the Future Collaborative.  FFAR is seeking transformative research and technologies “focused on ensuring under-appreciated crops also benefit from recent advances and emerging technologies for genotype-independent regeneration of fertile plants to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-29
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: May 20 – 26, 2020
    Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Federal Guidance Related to Research and Higher Education National Science Foundation (NSF) The 2020 NSF Proposal and Award Policy and Procedures Guide will go into effect as planned on June 1. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-28
  • Policy Update: USDA Releases Revised Rule on Genetically Engineered Plants Amid Overhaul of Biotechnology Regulations
    On May 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released the final version of the agency’s update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (Coordinated Framework). APHIS initially released a proposed rule in 2019, but withdrew it following significant... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-21
  • Multisociety Letter on the Immigration Executive Proclamation
    On May 20, ASPB and other societies sent a letter to President Trump to address the Immigration Executive Proclamation. The letter writes, “we urge you to prioritize the immigration of science and technology talent that will spur the scientific breakthroughs and economic growth of the United States that is needed... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-21
  • Agency Update: USDA Releases Agriculture Innovation Agenda
    On February 20, the Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Scott Hutchins announced the long-anticipated Agriculture Innovation Agenda. This effort has been a long-term priority of Deputy Under Secretary Hutchins and outlines target objectives for a future innovation strategy at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Agenda... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-21
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: May 13 – 19, 2020
    Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Federal Guidance Related to Research and Higher Education National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Virtual Office Hours: Certain NSF Directorates and Divisions have held or are holding office hours for their research community. Examples and additional information below:... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-19
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: April 29 – May 5, 2020
    Weekly updates on the US federal government’s response to COVID-19 and research opportunities. Congressional and Federal Updates Senate Returns to Washington Despite COVID-19 Concerns The Senate returns to Washington on May 4 under controversial circumstances as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reconvenes the Senate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  The House... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-06
  • ASPB urges Congress to support NIFA and the Cooperative Extension System
    On April 30, ASPB joined other supporters of US agriculture in a letter to congressional leaders. “As Congress considers the next supplemental appropriations package, we urge you to provide the necessary resources to our agricultural research, education, and extension system,” the letter writes. Specific asks to Congress include: $380 million... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-05-05
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: April 22 – 28, 2020
    To provide relevant information to ASPB members, we will be sharing weekly updates on US Federal Agency responses to COVID-19 and research opportunities. The information below was prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates and curated by Shandrea Stallworth, Early Career Representative on ASPB’s Science Policy Committee. Additional information about ASPB’s response to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-04-29
  • Washington Update – ASPB Member Appointed to Second Term on National Science Board
    Dr. Roger Beachy, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been included on the President’s list of intended nominees to the National Science Board (NSB), which governs the work of the National Science Foundation.  Of the eight members of NSB whose six-year terms... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-04-22
  • U.S. Federal Agency Responses and Research Opportunities: April 15 – 21, 2020
    To provide relevant information to ASPB members, we will be sharing weekly updates on US Federal Agency responses to COVID-19 and research opportunities. The information below was prepared by Lewis-Burke Associates and curated by Shandrea Stallworth, Early Career Representative on ASPB’s Science Policy Committee. Additional information about ASPB’s response to... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-04-22
  • U.S. Congressional Resolution to Condemn Anti-Asian Racism Prompted by COVID-19
    On April 2, U.S. Senators announced a “plan to introduce a resolution condemning discrimination against Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants caused by the COVID-19 outbreak” (see press release). ASPB has signed on to a multisociety letter in support of the resolution, which will be introduced to the Senate on May 4.... Read more
    Source: Science Policy News Feed Published on: 2020-04-21

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Press Releases

  • Press Release – Blake Meyers Appointed Next Editor of The Plant Cell
    Rockville, Maryland, October 21, 2019 – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake C. Meyers to serve as editor-in-chief of The Plant Cell beginning January 1, 2020. The Plant Cell publishes novel research of particular significance in plant biology, especially in the... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-10-21
  • Press Release – Gene Responsible for Lutein Esterification in Bread Wheat Identified
    The activity of this gene controls the timing of esterification in grain, which is related to storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains. This work provides insight into the timing and control of esterification, related to storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains. ASPB... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-10-01
  • Press Release – ASPB Names 2019 Recipient of Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award
    Honor to be presented at Plant Biology 2019 in San Jose, California ROCKVILLE, MD – The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Pamela Ronald is the recipient of its 2019 Leadership in Science Policy Public Service Award. The ASPB Science Policy Committee awards the Leadership... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-06-25
  • Genetic Variant Linked to Cucumber Fruit Length
    ASPB is pleased to announce the publication in The Plant Cell of important research describing the discovery of a key regulator of fruit length variation in cucumber. The discovery of a fruit length modulator has implications for cucumber breeding. Fruit size is a major determinant of yield and market value.... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2019-04-12
  • Robotic device tracks plant growth at the cellular level
    A new open-source device allows scientists to identify treatments and conditions that affect the mechanical properties of plant cells Determining how various treatments and conditions affect the mechanical properties of plant cells could allow scientists to understand plant growth at the cellular level and devise ways to enhance it. In... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-12-30
  • A crucial gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum and beyond
    The discovery of the gene behind stem juiciness in sweet sorghum could have huge agricultural implications Sorghum, the fifth most popular crop worldwide, is used to create many products in the United States and is widely consumed by people in developing countries. The discovery of a crucial gene controlling stem... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-10-02
  • ASPB Wins The 2018 Gold EXCEL award for the Plantae podcast, The Taproot, from Association Media and Publishing
    ASPB is pleased to announce that The Taproot, a Plantae podcast, has received a Gold EXCEL award for excellence in DIGITAL MEDIA: Podcast (Other category) from the Association Media and Publishing. The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. Winners received their awards... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-10-01
  • A pretty plant of summer produces a promising anti-diabetes compound
    Discovery of the biosynthetic pathway of a plant metabolite lays the groundwork for its use as an anti-diabetes drug. Montbretin A (MbA), a natural compound with great potential for the treatment of type-2 diabetes, was discovered in the ornamental plant montbretia ten years ago, but it can’t be produced on... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-07-29
  • ASPB Wins 2018 Excellence in New Communications Award for Plantae
    (ASPB) is pleased to announce that Plantae, the online home for the global plant science community, has been awarded an Excellence in New Communications Award from the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) in the Communications, Communities, and Collaboration category – nonprofit division. This prestigious award honors organizations for their exemplary... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-05-02
  • Gene Boosts Rice Growth and Yield in Salty Soil
    Discovery of a gene that helps rice plants grow in salty soil paves the way to developing salt-tolerant crops Soil salinity poses a major threat to food security, greatly reducing the yield of agricultural crops. Rising global temperatures are expected to accelerate the buildup of salt in soil, placing an... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-03-26
  • New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in rice
    Expression of the nitrate transporter gene OsNRT1.1A improves yield and accelerates maturation. Using nitrogen fertilizer increases crop yields, but excess runoff causes environmental pollution. Moreover, in grains such as rice, large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can delay flowering, leaving the crop vulnerable to late-season cold weather. A recent study in... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-02-23
  • Fanconi Anemia: Insight From a Green Plant
    Model plant studies show key protein functions in the exchange of genetic material Fanconi anemia is a human genetic disorder with severe effects, including an increased risk of cancer and infertility. Work in animal systems has identified many factors involved in Fanconi anemia and showed that these factors function in... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2018-01-19
  • Scholarly Publishers Join Forces to Launch Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA) Initiative Aims to Promote Awareness and Support of Society-Sponsored Journals
    A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies today announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA) (byscientistsforscience.org), an initiative focused on building awareness of and support for publication of scientific research by scientist-run scientific societies. The SSPA started as a collaboration of scientific societies that came together... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2017-11-26
  • ASPB Press Release: White House Announces Proposed Update to the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products
    Periodic review of the regulatory regime governing the use of biotechnology products is an important aspect of maintaining public safety and ensuring consumer confidence. (ASPB) appreciates the efforts of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2016-09-19
  • A Breakthrough in Genetic Modification of Grains
    Scientists develop a new approach to genetic modification of maize and other grains Genetic modification of plants might be controversial in commercial applications, but it is undeniably useful for research purposes. Despite years of effort, it has been remarkably difficult to develop efficient methods for transformation of grain crops. Work... Read more
    Source: ASPB Press Releases Published on: 2016-09-12

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