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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Vol.10, No.3-4   October 1999 
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In this issue... 

DOE '99 Oakland Highlights

Genome Project

In the News 

Microbial Genomics

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Informatics

Web, Other Resources, Publications

Funding 

Meeting Calendars & Acronyms

  • Genome and Biotech Meeting 
  • Training Courses and Workshops 
  • Acronyms 

HGN archives & subscriptions 
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In the News

Chromosomes 21, 22 Near Sequencing Finish Line

This fall, international sequencing consortia are expected to announce the completion of chromosomes 21 and 22, the first to be declared "finished" according to Human Genome Project criteria. HGP standards include sequencing over 95% of the chromosome; determining the number, location, and size of remaining gaps; and closing all gaps over 150 kb.


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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.