Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Vol.12, Nos.1-2 February 2002
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TIGR to Establish Functional Genomics Center
The NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a $25-million, 5-year contract to The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) to establish a center for functional genomics. The Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC) will centralize production, access, and training in the use of a variety of resources for exploring the roles of genes and gene products (including proteins) in a significant number of microbes known to cause disease. PFGRC, also funded by the DOE Microbial Genome Program, will be a multidisciplinary laboratory, resource, and teaching facility (http://pfgrc.tigr.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.