The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Biology and Life Sciences

Biology and Life Sciences

Biology and life sciences



National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) (National Institutes of Health), 45 Center Dr., #3AN44E, MS 6200, Bethesda, MD 20892-6200; (301) 496-7301. Fax, (301) 402-0156. Jon R. Lorsch, Director.

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Web,, Twitter, @NIGMS and Facebook,

Primarily supports basic biomedical research and training that lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Areas of special interest include bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, physiology, biological chemistry genetics, and computational biology.

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), 10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., 20560-0106 (mailing address: P.O. Box 37012, MS 106, Washington, DC 20013-7012); (202) 633-2664. Fax, (202) 633-0169. Kirk Johnson, Director. Library, (202) 633-1680. Press, (202) 633-2950. TTY, (202) 633-5285.

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Web, and Twitter, @NMNH

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