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20 Questions – A presidential science debate

By Penny Riggs, Chair, ASAS Public Policy Committee

Sept. 26, 2016 – More than 50 of America’s leading non-partisan science and engineering organizations collaborated to pose 20 questions related to science, engineering, technology, health, and environmental issues to major party presidential candidates. Four candidates, Hillary Clinton (Democrat), Donald Trump (Republican), Gary Johnson (Libertarian), and Jill Stein (G) recently responded. Read more

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ASAS heading back to D.C. in October

Sept. 26, 2016 – ASAS representatives are in Washington D.C. today to host a Snack & Fact briefing on the microbiome. Next month we’ll host a genomics briefing on Mon., October 24. Plan to join us! Read more


D.C. interns wanted for 2017

ASAS is now accepting applications for its 2017 Science Policy Summer Internship Program. Applications are due Friday, October 21, 2016.   Read more

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You’re Invited: FFAR Public Board session

Sept. 26, 2016 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Board of Directors invites you to attend the Foundation’s second annual Public Board Meeting Session on Wed., Oct. 5. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of our inaugural Executive Director Dr. Sally Rockey, it is energizing to reflect on the milestones we have crossed in the past 12 months. We look forward to sharing our recent progress with you, including the latest updates on current programs and the Foundation’s future direction. Read more »


Jr. Animal Scientist makes a great gift

Sept. 22, 2016 – Looking for the perfect kid’s birthday present? Give a gift subscription to Jr. Animal Scientist. The magazine is ideal for ages 5-9, so sign up those K-3rd graders! Read more »


Symposium brings together human and animal perinatal experts

By Dr. Larry Reynolds, Taking Stock Contributor

The 6th Aspen/Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium was held August 27-30, 2016 at the Viceroy Hotel and Conference Center in Snowmass, CO.

The topic of the symposium recognized that ‘Developmental Origins of Health and Disease,’ or simply ‘Developmental Programming,’ is critical for life-long health and productivity. Read more »


USDA recognizes Animal Handling and Welfare Panel with prestigious award

By Dr. Larry Reynolds, Taking Stock Contributor

Sept. 19, 2016 – The Agricultural Research Service’s Animal Handling and Welfare Review Panel (ARS-AHWRP) received the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Honor Award during ceremonies held September 12-13 in Washington D.C. Read more »


New JAS section titles

Sept. 19, 2016 – The Journal of Animal Science has expanded its list of section titles. The publication now offers 40 section titles for authors to choose from when submitting papers to JAS. Dr. Jim Sartin, JAS Editor-in-Chief, says the new section titles increase the choices available to authors and allow them to be more specific when choosing a section that represents their papers.  Read more »