An international commission, including our Jeffrey Kahn, has been convened by the NAM, NAS, and the Royal Society with the participation of science & medical academies around the world, to develop a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities to consider when assessing potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing

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The world urgently needs better international oversight of “genome editing in human embryos for reproductive purposes,” says an editorial co-written by the heads of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine

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A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected five outstanding health professionals for the class of 2017 NAM Fellows. They were chosen based on their professional qualifications and accomplishments, reputations as scholars, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the NAM. Includes our former fellow Neal Dickert, named Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics

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The 2017 Yarmolinsky Medal was awarded to Ruth R. Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, for her record of distinguished service to the National Academies. In the following interview, Dr. Faden describes her first encounter in bioethics, explains why the public’s understand of bioethics is important, and shares advice to her younger self

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The medal is presented annually to an NAM member outside of the health and medical sciences to honor their distinguished service and for their contributions to the NAM’s mission

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First, Do No Harm

September 21, 2017

Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic | A Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine

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Join the National Academy of Medicine on July 14 in Washington, DC as it hosts the first meeting of the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. This public meeting provides an opportunity for the public and invited experts, including our Cynda Rushton, to provide feedback on the direction of the collaborative, and will highlight research and examples of promising approaches to promoting well-being. Live webcast available

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