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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»

NAS Re-Elects Treasurer

The NAS has elected a treasurer and four members to serve on its governing Council.

William H. Press has been re-elected to serve a third four-year term as the Academy’s treasurer. As treasurer, he will continue to be responsible for the financial activities of the Academy.

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PNAS Nexus is an open access scientific journal focused on the publication of high-quality original research from across the biological, medical, physical, social, and political sciences, and engineering and mathematics. Of particular interest are those articles with broad, interdisciplinary appeal. 

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