News from NIH: Final Policies on Genomic Data Sharing and Changes to Animal Activities; Renewed Emphasis on Biosafety

By Yvette Seger The past few weeks have seen a flurry of science policy-related activity from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ranging from Requests for Information (RFI) and a renewed emphasis on biosecurity, to the release of the final policies on requirements for research animal activities and genomic data sharing. NIH Releases Final Guidance […]

FASEB Releases Its Newest Publication in the Breakthroughs in Bioscience Series

By Allison Lea On Monday, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released the latest publication in its Breakthroughs in Bioscience series, “Individualized Medicine: Genetically Fine-Tuning Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Disease.” The article examines how basic research discoveries have paved the way for a more patient-centered approach of diagnosing, treating, and preventing […]

FASEB Begins Roundtable Series as Part of Its “Sustaining Discovery” Effort

By Bethany Drehman The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is holding a series of three roundtables as part of its “Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Science” project. This effort seeks to identify ways to maximize the return on federal investment in the biosciences during the current era of constrained funding. The […]

FASEB Provides Feedback on NIGMS Plans to Pilot New Funding Mechanism and Proposed Changes to the NIH Investigator Biosketch

By Yvette Seger In August, the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on two areas related to research grant funding:  National Institute of General Medical Sciences’s (NIGMS) plans to pilot a new funding mechanism and the proposed changes to the NIH investigator biosketch. A […]