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Human Genome News Archive Edition
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In this issue...
In the News
Web, Publications, Resources
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Genetic Testing, Genetic Counseling Resources
GeneTests and GeneClinics, companion resources on genetic counseling and testing for hereditary disorders, are freely available on the Web. In the past year, several new features and many disease profiles have been added.
Genetics Clinic Directory: List of 950 U.S. genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics; searchable by geography, population (age group), and subspecialty, if applicable.
About Genetic Services: Primer of educational materials about genetics counseling and testing; useful for consumers and nongeneticist healthcare providers.
Teaching Tools: Downloadable PowerPoint slide presentation on the availability and use of genetic services; suitable for genetics professionals to teach nongenetics health- care providers.
The two resources gradually are becoming more integrated, with links from GeneClinics profiles to specific testing, counseling, and educational resources in GeneTests. GeneTest search results link to relevant GeneClinics profiles.
One-time registration is required for GeneTests (use the New Users button on the Home Page to register and select your passwords). [Contacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org]
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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.