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STATEMENT

Initiative on Human Gene
Editing Announced

May 18 -- The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing. Read More

  • STATEMENT

    Initiative on Human Gene
    Editing Announced

    May 18 -- The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing. Read More

  • ELECTION

    NAE Elects Foreign Secretary and Four Members to Governing Council

    May 11 -- Newly elected to serve as NAE's foreign secretary is Ruth A. David, recently retired president and CEO of Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER); also elected to NAE's governing council were Anita K. Jones, Richard H. Truly, Wanda A. Austin, and John L. Anderson.

  • NEW REPORT

    Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System

    May 1 - The original vision for the Next Generation Air Transportation System is not being implemented, and FAA should "reset expectations" for the program, says a new National Research Council report.

  • VISIT

    Prime Minister of Japan Speaks at U.S. National Academy of Sciences

    April 30 - NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a breakfast meeting this morning with several U.S. leaders in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine. Read More

Futures Initiative Awards $1 Million in Seed Grants

Initiative Awards $1 Million in Seed GrantsThe National Academies Keck Futures Initiative announced today the recipients of 13 grants awarded to support interdisciplinary research projects related to collective behavior, which was the subject of the 12th annual Futures conference held last November.

June 2 Webinar on Stereotype Threat

The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine will webcast a conversation with NAS member Claude Steele, a social psychologist and author of Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, and executive vice chancellor and provost of University of California, Berkeley. Stereotype threat is a predicament in which individuals are or feel themselves to be at risk of confirming negative stereotypes about their social group. NAS President Ralph Cicerone will make opening remarks. The webcast begins at 4:30 p.m. EDT on June 2. More information and webcast registration

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