Your recent coverage of perestroika and science (The Scientist, Feb. 19, 1990) was excellent, with many articles of interest to the international scientific community. I applaud your thorough coverage of a timely and important topic.

The Fogarty International Center, the international arm of the National Institutes of Health, is keenly interested in promoting scientific collaboration with East European and Soviet scientists and institutions, and we already have several exchange programs in place. These include bilateral exchange agreements with Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, and the Soviet Union. In addition, our International Research Fellowship Program includes fellowships for foreign scientists from more than 50 nations - including Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia - to study and conduct research at leading institutions in the United States.

The box on page 10 of the same issue listed several organizations providing East-West exchange programs, but omitted ours. I would appreciate your inclusion...

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