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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 members: Andrew Fabian is the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureate in the field of astrophysics. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian are this year’s laureates in the field of neuroscience.
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‘G-Science’ Academies Release Statements on Basic Research, Digital Health, and Declines in Global Insect Population

Science academies from the G-7 countries and seven additional academies issued three joint statements to their respective governments today, to advise the G-7 process and to inform ongoing policymaking and public discussion.
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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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