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 first annual meeting as the new society president was both exciting and humbling. Even after decades in the society, I never appreciated the full ...
  • 2018 In Vitro Biology Meeting Summary

    The 2018 SIVB Conference was held from June 2nd to June 6th, 2018, in Saint Louis, Missouri, at the Hyatt at the Arch in downtown ...
  • CAST Gene Editing Paper Presented at 2018 SIVB Meeting

    CAST officially rolled out its much-anticipated Issue Paper #60–Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance–on July 9 in Washington, D.C. On June 4 in St. ...
  • 2018 Meeting Supporters

    2018 Meeting SupportersThe 2018 Planning Committee acknowledges the contributions and donations received from the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2018 In Vitro ...
  • 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

    The highest honor given by the Society for In Vitro Biology is the Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented to scientists who are considered pioneers ...
  • 2018 SIVB Fellow Award

    The Society for In Vitro Biology established the Fellow Award to recognize outstanding professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro ...
  • 2018 SIVB Distinguished Scientist Award

    The Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of ...
  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award

    Distinguished Service Awards have been chosen most years since 1993 by the President or Past President of the Society to members who have given extraordinary ...
  • 2018 Student Awards

    The following student awards were presented at the 2018  In Vitro Biology Meeting in Saint Louis, MO. Information on additional awardees at the 2018 Meeting ...
  • 2018 Plant Biotechnology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition

    To support the Society’s vision to encourage education and scientific informational exchange and recognize outstanding post docs, the Plant Biotechnology Section held a Plant Biotechnology ...
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