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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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Featured member: NAS member Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as president elect of Britain's prestigious Royal Society. Ramakrishnan will take up the post on December 1, 2015. Read More »

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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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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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