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The National Academies Guide to the 2017 Joint Address to Congress


The President’s Joint Address to Congress focused on topics including immigration, health care, and infrastructure. In keeping with their seven-year tradition of providing resources on the topics in Presidents’ State of the Union addresses, the National Academ ...

March 02, 2017


NASEM Publications Round-Up: February 2017


Browse all health-related publications released by the National Academies in February 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceed ...

March 01, 2017


NAM member Jeffrey Ravetch receives 2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine


NAM member Jeffrey Ravetch has received the 2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine for his research related to the functioning of the immune system. Dr. Ravetch has spent his career studying how the immune system protects against invaders and how a dysfunctiona ...

February 24, 2017


With Stringent Oversight, Heritable Germline Editing Clinical Trials Could One Day Be Permitted for Serious Conditions; Non-Heritable Clinical Trials Should Be Limited to Treating or Preventing Disease or Disability at This Time


Clinical trials for genome editing of the human germline – adding, removing, or replacing DNA base pairs in gametes or early embryos – could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the Natio ...

February 14, 2017


National Academy of Sciences Awards NAM member Frances H. Arnold 2017 Sackler Prize in Convergence Research


This year’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Covergence Research was awarded to NAM member Frances A. Arnold for her pioneering work on enzymes. Dr. Arnold, currently Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and B ...

February 10, 2017


NAM member Chad A. Mirkin receives annual Dickson Prize in Science from Carnegie Mellon University


Last week, Carnegie Mellon University awarded NAM member Chad A. Mirkin this year’s Dickson Prize in Science for his outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Mirkin is a chemist and a world-renowned nanoscience expert. He is best-known for his develop ...

February 08, 2017


NAM member Jennifer Doudna named 2017 Japan Prize Laureate for invention of CRISPR-Cas9


NAM member Jennifer Doudna has been awarded the 2017 Japan Prize for her invention of the CRISPRI-Cas9 technology. She shares the award with her co-inventor Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier. Doudna and Charpentier have shared numerous awards for their work wit ...

February 07, 2017


NASEM Publications Round-Up: January 2017


Browse all publications released in January 2017 below. To receive updates from the NAM, please subscribe to our mailing list. Reports document the evidence-based consensus of an authoring committee of experts. Proceedings chronicle the presentations and discu ...

February 01, 2017


NAM Member Elaine Fuchs Wins 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation


NAM member Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, has been honored with the 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation. The prize, given by the International Society for Stem Cell Resea ...

January 26, 2017


Announcing Placements of the 2016-2017 RWJF Health Policy Fellows


The national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows at the NAM is pleased to announce the placements of the 2016-2017 fellows! Daryll C. Dykes, MD, JD, PhD House Committee on Energy and Commerce (Majority)  Elena B. Elkin, P ...

January 24, 2017


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