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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Report Reviewers ." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2010. Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12999.
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APPENDIX B
REPORT REVIEWERS

We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: John F. Ahearne, Sigma Xi; Bruce M. Alberts, University of California, San Francisco; John H. Gibbons, Resource Strategies; William H. Joyce, Advanced Fusion Systems, LLC; W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado; Gilbert S. Omenn, University of Michigan; Kenneth I. Shine, University of Texas System; John Brooks Slaughter, University of Southern California; Morris Tanenbaum, AT&T Corporation (retired); and Sheila E. Widnall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse it, and did not see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Charles M. Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authors.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Report Reviewers ." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2010. Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12999.
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