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March 6, 2001
Vol. LIII, No. 5

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'People' Awards Featured
at NIEHS Ceremony

Benabid Presents
Shy Lecture

Video Preserves
Memory of Burned School

Science in the News

News Briefs

New Appointments




Study Subjects Sought

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Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Symposium Puts 'Gee' in Genome
Consortium Scientists Parse 'Book of Life'

By Rich McManus

Photos by Bill Branson

NHGRI director Dr. Francis Collins emcees symposium in Masur.

There was a time when Feb. 12 was pretty much known solely as Lincoln's Birthday. But as of this year, you might as well start calling it G-Day as well — the day a decade of international toil led to announcement of simultaneous publication, in both Science and Nature, of the nearly complete human genome: some 3 billion copies of scattered A's, T's, G's and C's that, since the authors imposed a freeze Oct. 7, 2000, for purposes of pausing to digest what they've found, resulted in a symposium in Masur Auditorium that lasted more than 3 hours, featured eight speakers, and updated the jam-packed crowd on newfound principles of their own human packaging, not to mention a shared molecular past.
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'Best Investment We Can Make'
Congressional Delegate Discusses Healthcare, Education Issues at NLM

By Carla Garnett

Healthcare reform and education top the agenda of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) this session, according to Dr. Donna Christian-Christensen, U.S. Virgin Islands delegate to the House of Representatives and the first female physician to serve in Congress.
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