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
Enhancing the Oversight of Genetic Tests, by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing, assesses current oversight and offers recommendations on ensuring public access to quality genetic tests.
Nature's Genome Gateway [http://www.nature.com/genomics/]: A library of original research papers and a news service from Nature and Nature Genetics, postgenomics section, and links; free access.
Report on DOE's proposed Microbial Cell Project [http://microbialcellproject.org]
Bringing the Genome to Life: Energy Related Biology in the Post Genomic World, issued in June, proposing future directions for DOEs Biological and Environmental Research program
International database on legal, social, and ethical aspects of human genetics [http://www.humgen.umontreal.ca]
GeneLetter [http://www.genesage.com], originally funded by DOE, now published online by GeneSage; past issues since July 1996 also accessible
Genetics & Your Practice, a set of professional education services for physicians and other health and social workers, sponsored by the March of Dimes
HGBASE (Human Genic Bi-Allelic SEquences): Summarizes all known sequence variations in the human genome See http://hgvbase.cgb.ki.se/ .
International Journal for Parasitology [http://www.elsevier.com] genome issue 30(4), April 2000
Genetic Secrets: Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in the Genetic Era [http://www.yale.edu/yup/], published now in paperback by Yale University Press (203/432-0960)
Biotechnology: Law, Business, and Regulation [http://www.aspenpublishers.com], published by Aspen Law & Business; 1100 pp., one volume (800/638-8437)
Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, and the Life Sciences [http://www.jointdegree.org/], offered by the University of Minnesota, the program combines law with one of a broad range of graduate degrees in health and life sciences (612/625-0055, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mapping Public Policy for Genetic Technologies: A Legislators Resource Guide, free to legislators and their staff; others, charge plus S&H (National Conference of State Legislatures; Rita Thaemert, 303/830-2200, ext. 157; email@example.com)
Trans-NIH Mouse Initiative [http://www.nih.gov/science/models/mouse/index.html]
Audios of speakers at the May meeting, Genes and Society: Impact of New Technologies on Law, Medicine, and Policy [http://www.aslme.org/news/index.html]
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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.