Shutdown averted…for now

September 30, 2015

On Wednesday afternoon, just before the end of fiscal year 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill on a vote of...


While the science behind the synthetic yeast genome project is cutting edge, the ethical questions surrounding it aren’t new. The scientists of the Sc2.0 project...


The use of fetal tissue has drawn increasing public scrutiny in recent weeks as a result of secret video recordings involving the Planned Parenthood Federation...


GSA is proud to congratulate GENETICS author John Novembre, who was recently named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow or "MacArthur Genius."  Novembre is a computational biologist whose research...


In a message earlier today, NIH Director Francis Collins announced the appointment of Michael S. Lauer, MD, as the new Deputy Director for Extramural Research....


This article was originally written by Rachel Brackens and published in the Harding University student newspaper, The Bison. The text below is provided with permission of...


New faculty profiles showcase GSA members who are establishing their first independent labs. If you'd like to be considered for a profile, please complete this...


The National Science Foundation is seeking nominations for its Alan T. Waterman Award. This annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science...


Neurons actively shuttle membranous cargos called “organelles” along microtubule tracks using motor proteins that are essentially molecular engines. The motor proteins literally walk along the...


Queer in STEM

September 24, 2015

This guest post is contributed by GSA member Jeremy Yoder of the University of British Columbia. (More about this author)   Scientific workplaces are not...