The NIH Record

March 25, 1997
Vol. XLIX, No. 6

ODS Drafts 5-Year Plan

New Lecture Series Links Chemistry, Medical Research

NINR Holds Conference on Managed Care

Hockey Players Score for Kids at Inn

EAP Holds Money Management Seminars

Conference on Management of Hepatitis C

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

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Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

Time to Educate, Not Legislate
Varmus Visits Hill To Address
Questions on Cloning

By Carla Garnett

Recent discoveries in cloning technology present an opportunity to educate the public about a complex, but potentially invaluable scientific tool, said NIH director Dr. Harold Varmus during a Mar. 5 Capitol Hill hearing titled, "Biotechnology and the Ethics of Cloning: How Far Should We Go?" Legislation enacted too hastily on the issue could limit, delay or even prevent tremendously promising research that may one day benefit human health, he said.
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NIEHS's 'Worm Wigwams' Welcome
Wiggly Waste Watchers

By Doug Nicholas

NIEHS has worms -- and they'll even eat broccoli!

Composting is often considered a throwback technology, but the NIEHS environmental awareness advisory committee has taken it on a technological ride into the 21st century by installing North Carolina's first two "Worm Wigwams" -- state-of-the-art composting bins that use vermi-technology to turn organic waste into usable mulch in a fraction of the time it normally takes.
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