ASCB Newsletter Dec 2013 - page 1

NEWS
LETTER
ASCB
Science Hack Day
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Scientific
Publishing and
the Challenge of
Reproducibility
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Acting Locally to
Support DORA
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ASCB Offers Biotech Course for
Students and Postdocs
ASCB is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity
for students and postdocs interested in careers in the
biotech industry. ASCB will be offering a new course
in 2014—
Managing Science in the Biotech Industry: An
Intensive Course for Students and Postdocs
. With generous
funding from EMD Millipore, it will be held June 16–
27, 2014, at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in
Claremont, CA.
Biotech Course, continued on page 6
D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 3
V O L U M E 3 6 , N U M B E R 1 1
A task force organized by the ASCB to consider
the next scientific steps in the stem cell
revolution unveiled its preliminary report on
Friday, November 15. The report highlighted
three opportunities for using cultured human
embryonic and human induced pluripotent
(iPS) stem cells in both human and animal
model systems. The ASCB Stem Cell Task Force
predicted that the greatest scientific payoff for
stem cell research in the next few years would
come from strengthening our basic knowledge
of cell and developmental biology, from
better understanding genetic variation within
and between species, and finally from taking
advantage of what’s already been learned from stem cell biology about biological mechanisms
to construct artificial or enhanced organs. The report, after being presented to a gathering of
scientists in a downtown Bethesda, MD, hotel, was immediately posted for comment at www.
Stem Cells, continued on page 23
ASCB Task Force Spots Three
Opportunities for the Next Stem
Cell Revolution
TINA HAN WINS ASCB KALUZA PRIZE
see page 5 for details
ASCB Stem Cell Task Force chair Larry Goldstein
Students participating in a KGI course in 2012
supported by Beckman Coulter
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