The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing. The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are launching a major initiative to guide decision making about controversial new research involving human gene editing.
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During the NAS 152nd annual meeting, several events and sessions were recorded and are now available. During the NAS 152nd annual meeting, several events and sessions were recorded and are now available.
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April 28, 2015: IOM to Become National Academy of Medicine

At its 152nd annual meeting, the membership of the National Academy of Sciences voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine.

Today's vote amends the NAS constitution to change the name effective July 1, 2015.

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