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May 15, 2001
Vol. LIII, No. 10

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Couric To Receive Communicators Award
from NCI

Varmus Returns
to Give Mider Lecture

Disney Scientist
Thrills Young Crowd

New Lactation Center Opens

NTP Archives, NIEHS Repository Form Rare Resource

Depression Can Differ in Men and Women

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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History of Genetics Lecture
Kevles Discusses Issues Involving 'Patenting Life'

By Rich McManus

Dr. Daniel Kevles signs copies of his books during NIH visit.

Masur Auditorium was transformed into one of the city's largest law school classrooms on Apr. 17 when Dr. Daniel Kevles, a Cal Tech professor of humanities and author who is soon to join the history faculty at Yale University, gave the second History of Genetics lecture, cosponsored by the DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research at NIH and NHGRI. His talk, compressing the 208 years of patent law history that have elapsed since Thomas Jefferson drafted the field's original dicta in 1793, concluded that ethical and moral claims about patenting life forms "are here to stay, both in the United States and Europe."
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NHLBI To Warn Women of Heart Disease Danger

By Ann Taubenheim

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recently brought together more than 80 leading experts on women's health and patients to help develop a new national program to educate American women about the dangers of heart disease.
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