Duster, president of the American Sociological Association, writes that study on isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine , produced by NitroMed, incorrectly links a biological notion of race to cardiovascular disease and that socioeconomic factors better clarify susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. Duster’s evaluation appears in Science magazine. Race is such a dominant category in the cognitive field that it could leave its indelible mark once given even the short-term imprimatur of scientific legitimacy by molecular genetics, Duster writes, expressing concern for the precedent the NitroMed research may set. However, Duster encourages continued analysis to match genetics and medical treatment.In response to Clinton’s assertion that cuts in foreign aid would damage national protection, several Republicans argued that the country’s deficit, which has been projected to reach $1.6 trillion this full year, also represents a threat to U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on International Meals Aid, Other Programs A House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on Monday examined funding for international food aid and various other programs, CQ reports.