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Human Genome News Archive Edition
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In the News
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues and Educational Resources
Genetics in Medicine
Web, Other Resources, Publications
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Resource Success Story
A Critical Resource in Public, Private Sequencing
For sequencing the human genome, scientists prefer the larger and more stable BAC clones first developed with DOE support.
BACs will be a critical component of the much-publicized private-sector sequencing efforts of such companies as Celera Genomics and Incyte [see article in this issue and HGN9(1-2), 1]. As with all HGP resources and data, BACs are freely available to the entire research community. For more details on BACs, see article.
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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.