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Founded in 1906.

Founded in 1906, the company in Bethesda, Maryland, is based on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The Company is advancing the goal of the science of biochemistry and molecular biology through publication of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research , and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, organization of scientific meetings, advocacy for funding of basic research and education, support of science education at all levels, and promoting the diversity of individuals in the scientific work force.

The amniotic fluid is initially formed from maternal plasma that later crosses fetal membranes 10 to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Looking at the composition of the amniotic fluid in the gestational stage, scientists can provide valuable information on the health of the fetus and may indicate potential pathological conditions. Although many amniotic fluid proteins are known and are currently used to detect potential fetal anomalies, little is known about the functions of these proteins and with one another with each other is known.