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Human Genome News, July 1992; 4(2)
The NIH Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) program of the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) was officially elevated to branch status on June 11 when NIH Director Bernadine Healy signed the Federal Register notice announcing the change. Eric Juengst was appointed Acting Chief of the ELSI Branch by NCHGR Acting Director Michael Gottesman. Juengst has served as Director of the ELSI program since it was first set up within the NCHGR Research Grants Branch.
This organizational change is expected to allow NCHGR to define explicitly the responsibilities of the ELSI program and its roles in carrying out the NCHGR mission. The ELSI Branch will have the following functions:
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