Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
In this issue...
HGP and the Private Sector
In the News
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Web, Publications, Resources
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Microbial Genomics News
Microbial Genome Program Report
A color booklet on the DOE Microbial Genome Program (MGP), published in February 2000, is available in print and electronic formats. It includes program origins, targeted microbes and their potential uses, graphics, and abstracts of MGP research. The MGP, which DOE initiated in 1994 as a spinoff of its Human Genome Program, has been extremely successful. As of November, MGP researchers had completed the sequencing of 14 microbes, with around 35 more in progress. Future plans call for more detailed microbial analysis. At least 5 other governmental agencies have begun their own microbial programs, and about 170 microbial genomes are being sequenced and studied at present.
Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
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.