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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
GDB Mapping Database Operations Restored
Canadian Institution Takes Over Collection, Curation
The Bioinformatics Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in Toronto, Canada, has received funding from an anonymous source to continue data acquisition and curation activities of the Genome Database (GDB). Work is under way to obtain additional support for future software development.
GDB, which provides human gene mapping data to genetics researchers, was based at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine in Baltimore
2013 post-production note: GDB (Wikipedia) is no longer operational. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/genome/guide/human/index.shtml
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.