Statement of Harold Varmus, MD, Director, National Institutes of Health, before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
In this hearing, Varmus and Harriet Rabb made statements regarding the DHHS's legal decisions on funding research utilizing
human stem cells, and also addressed why it would be good for NIH to oversee some of this research, rather than leaving it
all to private companies. The other witnesses that day were Eric Meslin, executive director of the National Bioethics Advisory
Commission, and Richard Doerflinger, associate director for policy development, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National
Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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1999-01-26 (January 26, 1999)
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Basic Science and Congressional Politics: NIH Director, 1993-1999
"Hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Subject:
Embryonic Stem Cell Research" [Transcript] (January 26, 1999)