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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, Nov. 1994; 6(4):14
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The figure depicts the rapid growth of mapping data from 1973, when 64 genes were reported, through 1994 (as of 10/28/94), when over 40,000 genes and markers were submitted to the Genome Data Base. Nearly 60,000 genes and markers have been collected in all. Types of markers include D-segments-arbitrary DNA segments of unknown function-such as RFLPs and short tandem repeat polymorphisms. Before 1991, all mapping data were gathered at Human Gene Mapping Workshops; data from 1991-94 were submitted to Genome Data Base.
(Graph data provided by Genome Data Base.)
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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.