Month: November 2017

Agricultural Marketing Service – Response from the Society for In Vitro Biology

Agricultural Marketing Service Published on Agricultural Marketing Service (http://www.ams.usda.gov) Home > Proposed Rule Questions Under Consideration Proposed Rule Questions Under Consideration [1] The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB), formerly the Tissue Culture Association, is a professional society devoted to fostering the exchange of knowledge of in vitro biology of cells, tissues and organs from both plant and animals (including humans). The focus is on biological research, development, and applications of significance to science and society.  The SIVB membership is composed of academics, ranging from professors to students, industry members and other interested expert members that work in the area of tissue culture.  SIVB members have played leading roles in the development, safety evaluation, and deployment of GE crops; therefore, the SIVB membership counts with unparalleled expertise on the topic.   Even so, AMS is requesting answers to questions that not biological in nature, and which consequently, SIVB lacks the proper expertise to answer, so we did not provide answers to all the questions. What terms should AMS consider interchangeable with ‘bioengineering’? (Sec. 291(1)) SIVB Response: genetic engineering gene splicing GMO Context:  The disclosure standard would be a mechanism to inform consumers about their food.  AMS is considering the advantages and disadvantages of allowing the use of other terms to provide for disclosure.  2. Which breeding techniques should AMS consider conventional breeding? (Sec. 291(1)(B)) inbred line development apospory parthenogenesis haploid...

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President’s Report

Your SIVB board just concluded a meeting in St. Louis in preparation for the annual meeting in June—and the excitement is already building!  You’ll hear a lot more detail from our program chair, Dave Songstad about the latest scientific advances in our research areas.  Furthermore, there will be many opportunities for networking and sharing between our animal and plant colleagues.  Despite the technical advances I can’t recall a time in my career in which the public view of science has been as turbulent and negative especially about value and relationship to economic growth.  The most reliable indicator will be...

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  • President’s Report

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4939-8778-8 This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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