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During Runkle's three decades at AAAS, she built lasting bridges between the scientific and legal communities, and was dedicated to integrity in science.

A new seminar series, hosted by the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, explores the neuroscience of addiction.

In response to a Department of Justice request for public comment on advancing forensic science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, along with the American Chemical Society, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, has submitted comments that highlight the need for a transparent and independent review of forensic science techniques to ensure that “rigorous science is used in convicting the guilty and exonerating the innocent.”