Navigation Links
High-profile panel to address causes, consequences of the politicization of science
Date:4/7/2011

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 Science is playing an increasingly prominent role in many controversial political, religious and socio-economic debates, such as those about embryonic stem cells, genetically modified foods, teaching evolution and climate change. As a result, scientists are finding themselves forced into the fray and frustrated when their data and findings are misunderstood by policymakers and the public and even misrepresented for political gains.

At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Experimental Biology meeting in the Washington, D.C., Convention Center, three high-profile panelists will share their views on how science, the media, politics and society interact and, perhaps more importantly, what scientists themselves can do to communicate more effectively and restore their credibility.

Sponsored by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the symposium will feature commentary by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. James McCarthy, the chairman of the board of directors for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and author Michael Specter, a New Yorker staff writer who wrote the book "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives."

The panel will be moderated by NPR science desk correspondent Richard Harris.

"Controversies over the politicization of science in recent history on issues like climate change and embryonic stem-cell research have begun to create an environment in which the public questions the political motivations of even the most unbiased scientist," says Ben Corb, the public affairs director for ASBMB. "This panel really will explore the critical need for scientists to stay above the fray, while also reminding politicians to leave politics out of our nation's laboratories."


'/>"/>

Contact: Angela Hopp
ahopp@asbmb.org
301-634-7389
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Halas wins high-profile national security award
2. Size matters: Smaller particles could make solar panels more efficient
3. Floating solar panels
4. Panelists to discuss evolution of human brain size, skin color and diet at AAAS meeting
5. US launches International Year of Chemistry Feb. 1 with panel of world-renowned chemists
6. Scientists discover powerful biomarker panel for the early detection of breast cancer
7. JDRF clinical panel recommends next steps for artificial pancreas clinical testing
8. Fossil-fuel use and feeding world cause greatest environmental impacts: UNEP panel
9. Solar panels can attract breeding water insects
10. International panel recommends redirecting the world community toward sustainable growth
11. Expert panel to discuss autism spectrum disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
High-profile panel to address causes, consequences of the politicization of science
(Date:1/11/2017)... MOINES, Iowa , Jan. 11, 2017 ... industry first with the release of its patent-pending calibration ... quickly and reliably perform calibrations, securely upload data logs ... flexibility for the customer. "Fighting drunk driving ... only for the public at large, but also for ...
(Date:1/6/2017)...  SomaLogic announced today that it has agreed ... iCarbonX, the China -based company ... Health Ecosystem that can define each person,s ,digital ... behavioral and psychological data, the Internet and artificial ... will provide proteomics data and applications expertise to ...
(Date:1/4/2017)... 4, 2017  CES 2017 – Valencell , ... today announced the launch of two new versions ... highly-accurate biometric sensor modules that incorporate the best ... and expertise. The two new designs include Benchmark ... hearables, and Benchmark BW2.0, a 2-LED version of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... bring to market a pioneering medical device for the treatment of Age-Related Macular ... contract with Emergo, a global regulatory consultancy that helps companies like ours secure ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 Bioptix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... that on January 14, 2017 the Board of Directors ... Company will terminate certain employees associated with the September ... Company commenced terminations on January 16, 2017 and terminations ... Company may pay severance benefits in certain circumstances of ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Mass. , Jan. 21, 2017   Boston ... novel compounds designed to target cancer stemness pathways, today ... investigational compound, napabucasin, at the 2017 American Society of ... San Francisco . In a ... investigational agent designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... 2017 Stock-Callers.com explores the Biotech ... the most recent performances of select equities. In this ... RGLS ), Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ABEO ... and Sage Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE ). ... Research, global Biotech market size is expected to reach $604.40 billion by 2020 ...
Breaking Biology Technology: