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This study was supported by Task Order 49 under NIH Contract No. NOI-OD-4–2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Office of the Demography of Aging, National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional funding was provided by the Office of the Director of the Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institutes of Health, by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and by the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

Suggested citation: National Research Council (2000) Cells and Surveys: Should Biological Measures Be Included in Social Science Research? Committee on Population. Caleb E.Finch, James W.Vaupel, and Kevin Kinsella, eds. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

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Cells and surveys: should biological measures be included in social science research?/Committee on Population ; Caleb E.Finch, James W. Vaupel, and Kevin Kinsella, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07199-2 (pbk.)

1. Social medicine—Congresses. 2. Medical ethics—Congresses. 3. Bioethics—Congresses. 4. Demography—Congresses. 5. Medical genetics—Congresses. I.Finch, Caleb Ellicott. II. Vaupel, James W. III. Kinsella, Kevin G. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Population. V. Title.

RA418 .C45 2001

300'.7'23–dc21

00–012155

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