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NAE New Members 2016
ELECTION

NAE Elects New Members

Feb. 8 - The National Academy of Engineering has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and foreign members to 232.

  • ELECTION

    NAE Elects New Members

    Feb. 8 - The National Academy of Engineering has elected 80 new members and 22 foreign members, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,275 and foreign members to 232.

  • NEW REPORT

    Ethical Considerations of Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques

    Feb. 3 - Conducting clinical investigations of mitochondrial replacement techniques in humans is ethically permissible as long as significant conditions are met, says a new Academies report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Reducing the Use of Highly Enriched
    Uranium in Civilian Research Reactors

    Jan. 28 - A new Academies report affirms goal of eliminating civilian use of highly enriched uranium and calls for step-wise conversion of civilian research reactors still using weapon-grade uranium.

  • AWARD

    Alan Alda to Receive 2016
    Public Welfare Medal

    Jan. 27 - The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its most prestigious award to actor, director, writer, and science communicator Alan Alda. Read More

Report Estimates Costs of Future Pandemics

The Neglected Dimension of Global Security - book coverA multinational, independent expert Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future – for which the National Academy of Medicine is providing organizational and management functions – released a new report that examines how pandemics could affect national security and global economic stability. 

Feb. 11 Webcast: Human Gene-Editing Study

An NAS/NAM committee that is conducting a comprehensive study of the scientific, medical, and ethical considerations of human gene editing will hold an information-gathering meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11. Invited experts will discuss perspectives from the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, District of Columbia Association of the Deaf, and other potentially affected groups; how public attitudes and decision making intersect with science policy; and the potential for developing therapeutics using gene-editing technologies. Tune in for the live webcast on Feb. 11 beginning at 8 a.m. EST.

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