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Honduras: U.S. Foreign Assistance Facts

Description: This report provides basic information on the U.S. aid program and on the general situation in Honduras. It also outlines major issues that have arisen in the aid debate.
Date: March 31, 1987
Creator: Sanford, Jonathan E.

Iran-Contra Affair: Biographical Profiles

Description: This report provides biographical information on individuals who have been associated in public reports with the controversy surrounding the secret U.S. arms sales to Iran and the channeling of profits to the rebels or Contras in Nicaragua. The information has been compiled from public sources.
Date: March 27, 1987
Creator: Rathbun, Cheryl J.; Hatcher, Carolyn L. & Kappas, Peter

Manual on the Federal Budget Process

Description: The purpose of this manual is to assist users of Federal budget information in understanding how the process works and how data are to be interpreted.
Date: March 31, 1987
Creator: Schick, Allen; Keith, Robert & Davis, Edward

Manual on the Federal Budget Process

Description: The purpose of this manual is to assist users of Federal budget information in understanding how the process works and how data are to be interpreted.
Date: March 31, 1987
Creator: Schick, Allen; Keith, Robert & Davis, Edward

Preliminary Assessment of Habitat Utilization by Hawaiian Green Turtles in Their Resident Foraging Pastures

Description: This report is an assessment for the habitat utilization for all the foraging locations by the Hawaiian green turtles. This document includes underwater surveys, terrestrial surveys, capture efforts, tagging and biometrics, food sources and epizoites, deep-body temperatures, blood sampling and bone biopsies, and electro-immobilization.
Date: March 1987
Creator: Balazs, George H.; Forsyth, Robert G. & Kam, Alan K. H.

The Hawaiian Monk Seal on Laysan Island: 1984

Description: This is a report on a study that took place in 1984 on Laysan Island. This was an observational study on the Hawaiian monk seal population, including an event with aggressive males and injuries from it. During this observation, seals have been injured, one died and two others disappear.
Date: March 1987
Creator: Johanos, Thea C.; Kam, Alan K. H. & Forsyth, Robert G.

New developments in biotechnology: ownership of human tissues and cells

Description: In this special report, OTA analyzes the economic, legal, and ethical rights of the human sources of tissues and cells and also those of the physicians or researchers who obtain and develop these biological materials. The study describes the potential of three rapidly moving technologies (tissue and cell culture, cell fusion to produce monoclonal antibodies, and recombinant DNA) for manipulating human tissues and cells to yield commercially valuable products. The report includes a range of options for congressional action related to commercialization of human biological materials, regulation of research with human subjects, and disclosure of physicians’ commercial interest in patient treatment.
Date: March 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

Technologies to maintain biological diversity

Description: The principal aim of this report is to identify and assess the technological and institutional opportunities and constraints to maintaining biological diversity in the United States and worldwide.
Date: March 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.

The Border war on drugs

Description: A report on smuggling of illegal drugs into the United States is a problem of serious proportions. The three major drugs of foreign source—cocaine, heroin, and marijuana-are the products traded by an enormous criminal enterprise whose retail sales total approximately $50 billion annually. Federal efforts to stop or deter international narcotics trafficking have met with only limited success.
Date: March 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.