The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine Committee on Human Gene Editing is planning to hold an open public session in July. The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine Committee on Human Gene Editing is planning to hold an open public session in July.
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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More »

Ralph Cicerone, NAS President (2005-2016)

Ralph Cicerone ends his second term as NAS president on June 30, 2016. 

His leadership has ensured that the Academy's work remains indispensable in helping find solutions to some of the nation's most pressing science and policy questions.
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Recent Report: Responsible Conduct of Gene Drive Research; Gene-drive modified organisms require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials.

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Current Issue: Parasite colonization of tsetse flies
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