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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»


Election to 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: Thomas Albright, a neuroscientist, studies how our eyes and brains process, construct, and remember what we see.

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions.

G-Science Academies Released a Statement Emphasizing the Urgency of International Cooperation in Responding to COVID-19.
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PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,200 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.

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