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February 19, 2002
Vol. LIV, No. 4

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When the 'Gold Standard' Was Controversial

Nutrition Month
Observed at NIH

ICs Awarded for
Powwow Outreach

Kington Named
NIAAA Acting Director

Seminar Offers Help on Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

New Computer
Classes Available

News Briefs

New Appointments


Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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Interesting Challenges Ahead
Ethicists Grapple with Era of Genetic Enhancement

By Rich McManus

Ethicist Dr. Eric T. Juengst

As medicine gets more clever at manipulating genes to treat human ailments, society also verges closer to hard decisions about which interventions are aimed at correcting problems, and which interventions have the ethically more troubling aspect of enhancing some facet of the human organism.
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Stigma, Global Health Research Explored

By Jennifer Cabe and Barbara Sorkin

The Fogarty International Center recently convened an international conference on "Stigma and Global Health: Developing a Research Agenda" in partnership with 14 institutes and offices and seven governmental and non-governmental organizations. The conference examined the social and cultural determinants of stigma, how it prevents people from seeking or getting treatment for disease, and potential future research opportunities to address health challenges in the United States and the developing world.
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