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In the United States, experts advising the National Institutes of Health (NlH) gave the nod to two preliminary trials involving the transfer of genes into AIDS patients.
The engineers' calculations gave the nod to the General Sherman sequoia in Tulane County.
For the Readers' Choice award for Best Antivirus/Mail Server, readers gave the nod to Symantec AntiVirus for SMTP Gateways, which garnered about 40 percent of the votes.