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Human Genome News Archive Edition
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In this issue...
DOE '99 Oakland Highlights
In the News
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Web, Other Resources, Publications
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
The Clash of Culture and Biology
In this volume, editors Ronald A. Carson (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) and Mark A. Rothstein (University of Houston) bring together well-known experts to address the cultural, legal, and biological underpinnings of behavioral genetics. Authors from the fields of genetics, ethics, neuroscience, psychiatry, sociology, and law discuss a broad range of topics. Throughout, they focus on two basic concerns: the quality of the science behind behavioral genetics claims and the need to formulate an appropriate, ethically defensible response when the science is valid. 1999, 224 pp., hardcover. [Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore (http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title_pages/1201.html); also available through booksellers and electronic bookstores]
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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.