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Policy and Global Affairs
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On Oct. 5, NAS and NAM held a meeting to provide an overview of the state of the science on human gene editing, to inform a committee that is planning a December international summit on the subject. More...  
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Catastrophic flooding in South Carolina during the past several days has claimed multiple lives. The flood has prompted President Obama to declare a major disaster in the state, ordering federal aid to support local efforts. The Charleston, SC, metropolitan region is one of four American communities working closely with the Resilient America Roundtable to build resilience to such disasters. More...  (map from
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A new PGA report says that continuing expansion of federal research regulations and requirements is diminishing the effectiveness of the U.S. scientific enterprise. The report offers a new framework for more-efficient regulation of federally funded research.
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PGA’s program on Development, Security, and Cooperation is now managing a joint international grants program dedicated to strengthening cooperation between researchers and institutions in Egypt and the United States.
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Preparing for the Summit on Human Gene Editing
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Flooding and Resilience in Charleston
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New Report
Streamlining, Harmonizing Regulations for Federally Funded Research
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New Activity
PGA Managing U.S.-Egypt Grant Program
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Oct 202015
ACA Workshop
GUIRR will be hosting a ACA Workshop with Keynote Panelist: Jamie Rhodes, ACA Director

Oct 20-212015
The Disruption Myth and Gaps in the Innovation Ecosystem
GUIRR's Fall General Meeting
The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20418

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    Brazil-U.S. Workshop on
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 Innovation, Diversity, and the
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International ActivitiesInternational Activities of the U.S. National Academies

Here at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, we promote the use of science, engineering, and medicine to enhance the security and well-being of people throughout the world and to ease disparities in human welfare. To accomplish this, we cooperate with partner organizations and scientific communities internationally. We also work to increase the capacity of both individual national academies and regional and global networks of academies to provide evidence-based advice to their governments, policy makers, and the public, thus strengthening and shaping policy and programs worldwide. To learn more, visit our International Activities website...