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Genomics Education Resources

DOE HGP Educational Materials


Throughout the duration of the HGP, numerous primers and educational documents were created to help explain genetics, genomics, and the project to the lay person. These documents are now out of date, but PDFs are presented here as an historical archive.

Images, Posters

Gene Gateway

DOE Genomic Science Program Educational Resources

These are the latest DOE-produced products. They go beyond the HGP, exploring genomics for DOE mission impacts in biofuel production, carbon sequestration, and environmental remediation.

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  • Genomics for Energy and Environment Placemat (January 2011) is a two-page, 11" x 17" color document that explains genomics, DNA, metagenomics, and omics; depicts genome expression in plant and bacterial cells; includes a chart showing the three-letter mRNA codons and the particular amino acids they specify; and includes a timeline of select milestones in genomics history.
  • Biofuels Primer (May 2007) is a two-page, 11" x 17" color document in two parts: Part 1 depicts the process used to convert biomass (plant matter) into cellulosic ethanol and the improvements needed to optimize these processes; Part 2 explains the structure of plant cell-wall structure and some issues preventing their efficient conversion to ethanol.
  • Microbial World A Challenging Frontier focuses on the vast and genetically rich resource of the microbes (2005).


Non-DOE Resources

Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.