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If we wanted to make a list of publications that showed the topical depth of our work, we couldn't do better than the list of the most downloaded publications released in 2017. Covering the health effects of cannabis, science communication, genome editing, immigration, health equity, dementia, and climate science, the variety of our work coincides with the most read.

We released 323 publications this year. These were the most downloaded.
#1
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research

Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of ...

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Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda

Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life ...

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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration finds that the long-term impact of immigration on the wages and employment of native-born workers overall is very small, and that any negative impacts are most likely to be found for ...

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Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance

Genome editing is a powerful new tool for making precise alterations to an organism’s genetic material. Recent scientific advances have made genome editing more efficient, precise, and flexible than ever before. These advances have spurred an ...

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Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities ...

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Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward

Societies around the world are concerned about dementia and the other forms of cognitive impairment that affect many older adults. We now know that brain changes typically begin years before people show symptoms, which suggests a window of ...

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Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom

Science educators in the United States are adapting to a new vision of how students learn science. Children are natural explorers and their observations and intuitions about the world around them are the foundation for science learning. ...

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Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide

The social cost of carbon (SC-CO2) is an economic metric intended to provide a comprehensive estimate of the net damages - that is, the monetized value of the net impacts, both negative and positive - from the global climate change that results ...

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Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here?

Recent years have yielded significant advances in computing and communication technologies, with profound impacts on society. Technology is transforming the way we work, play, and interact with others. From these technological capabilities, new ...

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Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report

The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is moving towards a sustained assessment process that allows for more fluid and consistent integration of scientific knowledge into the mandated quadrennial National Climate Assessment. As ...

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Curious about what just missed the top 10? Here's the rest of the top 20.
Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use

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Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology

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Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

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Fostering Integrity in Research

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Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

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Using 21st Century Science to Improve Risk-Related Evaluations

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Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System

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Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Refining the Concept of Scientific Inference When Working with Big Data: Proceedings of a Workshop

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Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

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