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NIH Reports Breach of Patient Records

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Science  28 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5871, pp. 1746
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5871.1746b

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The theft last month of a laptop with patient data from a clinical trial under way at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is fueling broader concerns about privacy.