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Genetics in Medicine
Web, Other Resources, Publications
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
DNA Polymorphism Discovery Resource
A resource for detecting DNA sequence polymorphisms has been developed by the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute in collaboration with the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences and its Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository. Designed to reflect the diversity of the human population, the resource is composed of cell lines and DNA samples from 450 unrelated individuals, both male and female. In addition to the complete set, predefined nested subsets with 8, 24, 44, and 90 samples will encompass the same range of diversity. Individuals sampled include Americans of European, African, Mexican, and Asian extraction as well as Native Americans [F.S. Collins et al., Genome Research 8(12), 1229-31, 1998; www.genome.gov/10001552/].
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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.