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Human Genome News, Nov. 1994; 6(4):1

Genome Centers Provide Overview

Goals, Accomplishments, Resources Highlighted

Specialized DOE and NIH human genome research centers foster a multidisciplinary approach for addressing major tasks of the U.S. Human Genome Project. Current efforts focus on genetic and physical mapping, DNA sequencing, informatics and technology development, and the societal impact of new genetic tools and information. New genome technology and resources are developed and shared with outside collaborators and the entire research community; many centers offer training opportunities and outreach programs as well. In addition, collaborations with the private sector are encouraged for developing and commercializing new products resulting from genome research. (Contact specific centers listed below for information on technology transfer.)

The DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) has established genome centers at three national laboratories; centers are funded annually and peer reviewed through site visits every 2 to 3 years. OHER devoted $29.4 million or 47% of its genome program budget to these laboratories in FY 1994.

The NIH National Center for Human Genome Research supports 18 multidisciplinary Genome Science and Technology Center projects (called GESTECs) in addition to a set of regular research (R01) grants and other funding mechanisms. NCHGR spends around $56.5 million or 53% of its $107-million FY 1994 budget on GESTECs.

Funding levels vary among the centers and GESTECs, reflecting their different goals and scopes.


Genome Centers

  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  2. Baylor College of Medicine
  3. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  4. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  5. Genome Therapeutics Corporation (Collaborative Research Division) Genome Sequencing Center
  6. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  7. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  8. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  9. Stanford Human Genome Center
  10. Stanford University DNA Sequence and Technology Center
  11. University of California, Berkeley
  12. University of California, Irvine
  13. University of Iowa Cooperative Human Linkage Center
  14. University of Michigan Medical Center
  15. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  16. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  17. University of Utah
  18. University of Wisconsin, Madison E. Coli Genome Center
  19. Washington University School of Medicine
  20. Washington University School of Medicine Genome Sequencing Center
  21. Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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.