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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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Featured member: While neuroscientist Huda Akil is working to understand the genetics and brain biology of mood disorders and find better treatments, but her real goal is to stem the epidemic of depression, prevent the illness, and avoid the insult to the brain.

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To protect the integrity and security of U.S. elections, all local, state, and federal elections should be conducted using human-readable paper ballots by the 2020 presidential election, says Securing the Vote.

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