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 Research Council, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More
Election to NAS membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read more about our members and their contributions to science.
Featured member: Watch NAS member Joseph DeSimone, on what we think of as 3D printing, is really just 2D printing over and over slowly. He unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that's 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Read More »
Pictured: Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?
Policy Studies & Reports
Our policy studies are conducted through the National Research Council (NRC). Access information about current and recently completed studies, including more than 5,000 publications available free online. Read More »
Recent report: Industrialization of Biology presents a roadmap to achieve key technical milestones for chemical manufacturing through biological routes.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,800 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.
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