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

BER Receives Proposals In Biomedical Engineering

On April 9, BER issued an announcement (LAB 99-18) to the national laboratories requesting proposals for pilot projects in biomedical engineering. Almost 90 proposals were received for the technical areas of (1) biomaterials; (2) biological, chemical, and genetic sensors; (3)biomedical applications of lasers; (4)imaging; and (5) informatics. On June 7-8, a panel of scientific experts convened in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to evaluate the scientific merits of the proposed projects. Seventeen proposals are being funded for a total of $2 million a year.

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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.