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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):6
The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome by Robert Cook-Deegan (National Academy of Sciences) is a detailed, comprehensive, firsthand account of events, politics, and personalities involved in developing and implementing the Human Genome Project. The book describes the technological advances that led to the project and includes interviews with many of the participants. An extensive section is devoted to social, ethical, and legal issues. 1994, 416 pp.
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v6n3).
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.