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Report Details Accomplishments of U.S. Global Change Research Program

Feb. 21 - The U.S. Global Change Research Program has made significant accomplishments to advance the science of global environmental change and improve the understanding of its impact on society, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Report Details Accomplishments of U.S. Global Change Research Program

    Feb. 21 - The U.S. Global Change Research Program has made significant accomplishments to advance the science of global environmental change and improve the understanding of its impact on society, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Engineering Technology Education
    and Employment

    Feb. 15 - While workers in the engineering technology (ET) field play an important role in supporting U.S. technical infrastructure, there is little awareness of ET as a field of study or category of employment, says a new National Academy of Engineering report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Human Genome Editing:
    Science, Ethics, and Governance

    Feb. 14 - Clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine.

  • ELECTION

    NAE Elects New Members

    Feb. 8 - The National Academy of Engineering has elected 84 new members and 22 foreign members, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,283 and foreign members to 249.

February Is African American History Month

Benjamin Banneker

The Academies' African American History Program was established more than 30 years ago to heighten awareness of the outstanding contributions of  African Americans to science, engineering, medicine, and the nation's welfare. The program maintains an extensive collection of online biographies of distinguished African American physicians, scientists, and engineers. (Pictured: Mathematician, astronomer, and farmer Benjamin Banneker)

Vaccines and Health Effects

Vaccines and Health EffectsA number of peer-reviewed consensus studies by the Academies have explored issues of vaccine access, safety, scheduling, and possible side effects. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality, issued in 2011, concluded that few health problems are caused by vaccines, and the evidence showed no links between immunization and certain serious conditions of concern including autism.
Additional National Academies reports on vaccines

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