Furore erupts over NIH “hit list”

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 06 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1065
  1. Jocalyn Clark
  1. BMJ

    A campaign by a conservative religious coalition has whipped up a controversy about funding by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) of research on HIV, sexuality, and risk related behaviour, alarming researchers and shedding new light on the business of mixing politics with science.

    The Traditional Values Coalition, a right wing American church group, generated a list of NIH researchers who they claim are conducting “prurient” health research. The list was made available to members of …

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