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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 »

Marcia McNutt, 22nd NAS President

Marcia McNutt is the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences.

Marcia McNutt began a six-year term on July 1. She was elected as a member of the Academy in 2005 in the Geology Section.

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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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