Mathematicians With Awards Two life scientists are among the 13 researchers receiving awards from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C., today as part of NAS's 133rd annual meeting.

For the first time in five years, there are no women among the individuals receiving awards from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1996.

Catherine Didion, executive director of the Washington-based Association for Women in Science, stresses that each of this year's honorees is deserving of his award, but says it is disappointing that no women were chosen. "Some of the awards-like the one in molecular biology, the one with public welfare, the issue having to do with scientific reviewing-are specifically in fields where women have done well, have excelled for a period of time," Didion notes. "It's kind of a sad commentary that of the 13 award [winners], not one of them is...

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