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OK, this is the same organization that gave the nod to Milli Vanilli, only to look sheepish when it came out that these knuckleheads didn't sing on their own album.
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.
In many ways they are very similar -- both include a diverse range of award winning content -- including covering a wide range of subject areas and formats, we gave the nod to iFilm.