Life Sciences: Consensus Reports

The division produces 60-70 reports per year. These reports are unique, authoritative expert evaluations. Each report is produced by a committee of experts selected by the Academy to address a particular statement of task and is subject to a rigorous, independent peer review. The experts who volunteer their time participating on study committees are vetted to make sure that the committee has the range of expertise needed to address the task, that they have a balance of perspectives, and to identify and eliminate members with conflicts of interest. All reports undergo a rigorous, independent peer review to assure that the statement of task has been addressed, that conclusions are adequately supported, and that all important issues raised by the reviewers are addressed. Thus, while the reports represent views of the committee, they also are endorsed by the Academy.

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Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2010)

This seventh update to the National Research Council's Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals integrates recently published data, scientific principles, and expert opinion to recommend practices for the humane care and use of animals in research, testing, and teaching. The Guide is an internationally accepted primary reference on animal care for the scientific community. Previous editions have served as the basis for accreditation o... More >>

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Final Report of The National Academies Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee and 2010 Amendments to the National Academies Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (2010)

This letter report updates the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, taking into account the expanded role of the National Institutes of Health in overseeing human embryonic stem cell research, and identifying the future role of the National Academies in stem cell research oversight. Originally published in 2005, the National Academies' Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research laid out standards fo... More >>

Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change (2010)

Advancing the Science of Climate Change Limiting the Magnitude of Climate ChangeInforming an Effective Response to Climate Change A five-video series on the America's Climate Choices project Much of the nation's experience to date in managing and protecting its people, resources, and infrastructure is based on the historic record of climate variability during a period of relatively stable climate. This report from the America's Climate Choice... More >>

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Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change (2010)

Advancing the Science of Climate ChangeAdapting to the Impacts of Climate Change Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change A five-video series on the America's Climate Choices project Meeting internationally discussed targets for limiting atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and associated increases in global average temperatures will require a major departure from business as usual in how the world uses and produces energy, find... More >>

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Advancing the Science of Climate Change (2010)

Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change A five-video series on the America's Climate Choices project A strong, credible body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems, concludes this panel report from the America'... More >>

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