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Advising the nation on science, engineering, and medicine.
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A webinar exploring the lessons from Preventing Bullying Through Science and Practice, hosted by the American Psychological Association, is happening now! Join here: http://buff.ly/2kOcSZj

Join the conversation on bullying with a twitter chat hosted by MomsRising at 2 pm EST today. http://buff.ly/2kNTrQo

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New! A short video overview of the Fourth Arab-American Frontiers Symposium, held in Abu Dhabi on November 5-7,2016 and hosted by the Masdar Institute of Technology. It brought together scientists from the United States and Arab region to discuss the prominent issues of sustainable living, nanotechnology, neuroscience, oil and gas exploration, and spacecraft technologies.

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According to Science Magazine, scientists have found a way to make wind turbine blades 35% more efficient at producing energy. The inspiration for this innovation came from an unlikely source -- the flexible wings of insects. Convergence of the life sciences with fields including physical, chemical, mathematical, computational, engineering, and social sciences is a key strategy to tackle complex challenges and achieve new and innovative solutions. Our report investigates examples of organizations that have established mechanisms to support convergent research. http://buff.ly/2lRdKfT

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Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism’s genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest from around the globe in the possible ways in which genome editing can improve human health. What are the benefits, risks, regulatory issues, and societal implications of genome editing technology? Our newest report considers important questions about the human application of genome editing. This includes balancing potential benefits with unintended risks, governing the use of genome editing, incorporating societal values into clinical applications and policy decisions, and respecting the inevitable differences across nations and cultures. http://buff.ly/2kPbJDr #GeneEditStudy

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Nice write-up in the Washington Post of the second "Science of Improv" workshop on February 15th at the Koshland Science Museum, "a helpful exercise for researchers who want to get better at sharing their work with the public or justifying why they should land a grant."

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We’re celebrating Charles Darwin’s 208th birthday today! Evolution is the central unifying theme of biology, and Darwin’s work continues to impact the scientific process today. Our books help to communicate the science of evolution in the classroom and in public discussion.

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Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The United Nations made this declaration with the goal of achieving full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Our Women's Adventures in Science series explores the lives of trailblazing women who are leaders in a variety of scientific fields.

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Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism’s genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an explosion of interest from around the globe in the possible ways in which genome editing can improve human health. What are the benefits, risks, regulatory issues, and societal implications of genome editing technology?

Join a public briefing for the release of a new report, Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. http://buff.ly/2kM3VRa #GeneEditStudy

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Apply for a National Academies’ Gulf Research Program early career-research or science policy fellowship by 5pm ET on February 22. These fellowships support emerging researchers working to prevent oil spills and support healthy coastal communities and ecosystems as well as early-career scientists developing policymaking experience in the Gulf of Mexico region. Review opportunity details and submit an application at http://buff.ly/2kwrezO.
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Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. Our new report provides a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis.
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