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NEW REPORT

Affordability of National Flood
Insurance Program Premiums

March 26 - A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council describes policy options for making National Flood Insurance Program premiums more affordable for all policy holders.

  • NEW REPORT

    Affordability of National Flood
    Insurance Program Premiums

    March 26 - A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council describes policy options for making National Flood Insurance Program premiums more affordable for all policy holders.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Schools Commit to Educate 20,000
    'Grand Challenge Engineers'

    March 23 -- In a letter of commitment presented to President Obama today, more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    A Roadmap for the
    Industrialization of Biology

    March 13 -- A new report from the National Research Council lays out a roadmap for expanding the use of biological synthesis and engineering to manufacture chemicals.

  • NEW REPORT

    Raising Minimum Age
    for Tobacco Products

    March 12 - Increasing the minimum age of legal access to tobacco would prevent or delay initiation of tobacco use by adolescents and young adults and improve the health of Americans, says a new IOM report.

Maternal Transmission of Mitochondrial Diseases

Video WebcastMutations in mitochondrial DNA can cause serious and sometimes fatal diseases. An Institute of Medicine committee examining the ethical and social policy considerations of novel techniques for prevention of maternal transmission of mitochondrial DNA diseases is holding a workshop on March 31 and April 1 to gather information for its study. Watch the Webcast

Public Lecture: Our Place in the Universe

Public Lecture: Our Place in the UniverseJoin us for the National Research Council's Space Science Week Public Lecture on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute will explore 6,000 years of human astronomy, showcase the biggest discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, including some of his own work, and ponder mysteries that may be unlocked by NASA's next flagship telescopes.

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