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NIEHS Toxicologist Receives a 'Gag Order'

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Science  09 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5583, pp. 915-916
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5583.915a

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Last month, after clashing with his supervisor, James Huff of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences received what he calls a "gag order," a proposed agreement forbidding him from criticizing NIEHS in public. The memo itself was soon circulating in e-mails, and when outsiders learned about it last week, NIEHS apparently withdrew the order.