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National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Non-profit organization of the America's leading researchers

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Approximately 500 current and deceased members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1914, is today one of the premier international journals publishing the results of original research.

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See also: Academia The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) - The collective scientific national academy of the United States.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Creations

Defending Planet Earth


Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) News

Telomeres encode two novel signaling proteins may change our understanding of cancer and aging - 20-Feb-2023

Blood tests for proteins encoded by telomeres could give information of biological age and cancer


Biohybrid material that mimics natural skin developed using 3D printing

3D Printing Industry - 12-Jul-2022

Soft yet tough biohybrid composites similar to lifelike skin may have productive potential


A global commission laid out roadmap for gene-editing trials on human embryo

Wired - 09-Mar-2020

Strict ethical guidelines to avoid undesirable outcomes in gene-edited babies


NASA's plan to defend the Earth from asteroids

CNET - 20-Jun-2018

NASA is developing a detection and defence system against 50m to 140m asteroids


Why rich people live longer

New York Times - 12-Feb-2016

Longevity gap between high-income and low-income Americans has been widening sharply. Life expec...