The Biological and Environmental Research Information System (BERIS) provides technical communication and information expertise for the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER, formerly Office of Health and Environmental Research, OHER) Genome Programs Task Group. BERIS makes genome project science and social implications accessible to a diverse audience, including:
BERIS published the newsletter Human Genome News, genome program reports, and several websites pertaining to genetics, the Human Genome Project, and microbial genome research.
(Full time and part time)
Team Leader: Betty K. Mansfield
Editor/Writer: Holly Haun
Science Writers: Kristine Christen, Matt Russell
Layout and Design/Editor: Judy Wyrick
Website: Sheryl Martin
Website Content, Production, and Marketing: Marissa Mills
Databases: Marilyn Langston
Document Distribution: Anita Alton
Former staff members who contributed to this site include: Jennifer Bownas, Anne Adamson, Denise Casey, Laura Yust, and Murray Browne.
Betty K. Mansfield
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BERIS is an information resource at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Please read ORNL's disclaimer. BERIS is not responsible for text, graphics, or other materials located on web sites other than our own, even if a link to that site is included on a BERIS-produced site. We subscribe to the HONcode principles
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Everyone in BERIS has contributed to this web site with text, ideas, or technical assistance.
A standard format for use when citing pages on this website:
[Give Title of Page], U.S. DOE Human Genome Project, http://web.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/ (accessed [Give Date])
Add author's name at beginning if citing an article attributed to a specific author(s).
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.