Biosciences Area Principal Deputy Mary Maxon served on a National Academy of Sciences committee that conducted a study on the future products of biotechnology for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), Environmental Protection Agency, Food & Drug Administration and US Department of Agriculture.
The committee produced a report that was released on March 9, 2017 and has been downloaded more than 2000 times in over 80 countries and covered by several news outlets (for example, here and here). Maxon was asked to be one of three committee members (with Chair Richard Murray and Steve Bradbury) to participate in the report release activities in Washington, DC, on March 8 & 9. She returned to DC the following week to participate in more briefings at OSTP and on Capitol Hill, and also has been asked to be part of additional dissemination activities, including a Science Reddit AMA on June 15. Read and hear more in the National Academies press release.