This Week in Science

The US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act has passed both the Senate and the House and should be on its way to George Bush's desk soon. Science has a Q&A with Representative Louise Slaughter, who first introduced the bill in 1995. Slaughter says that with GINA, "people will not be afraid to allow themselves to be part of a research program because they will know it will not affect their employment or insurance."

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India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

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