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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More»


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.

Our Response to COVID-19: A Message to the Public from the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM.
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PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.

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