Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance, a new report of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine is now available.
The Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Human Microbiome will hold its third meeting on January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. This committee is charged with developing a research strategy to better understand the interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiomes and the implications of those interactions on human health risk.
Public Meeting: Synthetic Biology. To assist the U.S. Department of Defense’s Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP), The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has appointed an ad hoc committee to address the changing nature of the biodefense threat in the age of synthetic biology.
In a Congressionally mandated study supported by the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Academies has appointed a committee to: (i) describe current and emerging requirements for the Coast Guard's polar icebreaking capabilities; (ii) identify potential design, procurement, leasing, service contracts, crewing, and technology options that could minimize life-cycle costs and optimize efficiency and reliability of Coast Guard polar icebreaker operations in the Arctic and Antarctic; and (iii) examine a variety of other factors related to Coast Guard estimates for the procurement and operating costs of a Polar icebreaker.
The outcomes of the White House Arctic Science Ministerial that brought together science ministers and other high-level officials from more than 20 nations are publicly available.
Since 2000, the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) has been focused on restoring, preserving, and protecting the treasured South Florida ecosystem while providing for other water-related needs of the region. As mandated by Congress, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducts biennial reviews of Everglades restoration progress.
Meet The Board | Agenda |National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC December, 6, 2016 The Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) is the major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources.