FASEB

FASEB urged Congress to provide the NIH and NSF with increased budgets, citing the importance of biomedical research to human health and the US economy.

In a report, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology presents its recommendations for addressing reproducibility in science.

Disappearing Postdocs

The number of postdocs in the US has fallen for the first time in 30 years, according to an analysis in the FASEB Journal.

FASEB says guidelines proposed by the NIH to bolster research reproducibility are premature and don't take the full range of scientific studies into consideration.

A new report from FASEB not only calls for increases in biomedical funding, but also new approaches.

This article has been updated to more accurately characterize Senator Shelby's recent statements on NIH funding and the budget process.

While the job market for life science researchers may seem bleak, those with a background in genomics may fare better. And though many argue that major changes are needed, some small measures could help better align the talent pool with opportunities.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bill in the US House of Representatives that includes funding for the National Institutes of Health has stirred concerns among some of NIH's advocates because it includes several proposals that they say would hinder the NIH in its mission.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A key US Senate subcommittee yesterday approved a spending bill for fiscal 2013 that would provide $30.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a marginal increase of around $100 million compared with the funding for the current fiscal year.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.