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Human Genome Quarterly, Spring 1989; 1(1)

Human Genome Computational Task Force Formed

The DOE Human Genome Steering Committee has appointed the Human Genome Computational Task Force (HGCTF). The mission of the task force is to:

  1. advise the HGSC on technical matters (e.g., the feasibility, cost, and resources of computational aspects of the Human Genome Program),
  2. provide a focal point for responding to the computational needs and priorities of the experimental efforts within the DOE community,
  3. provide a forum for detailed discussion concerning on-going and proposed research and development activities within the DOE community,
  4. develop protocols for the sharing of data over networks, and
  5. provide an official interface to the private sector for negotiating DOE collaborator license agreements for commercial product pricing, use, and evaluation.

Members of the DOE Human Genome Computational Task Force are listed below:

  • Dr. Thomas G. Marr, Chairman, Los Alamos National Laboratory;
  • Dr. Elbert Branscom, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory;
  • Dr. Eric Lander, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research;
  • Dr. Stanley Letovsky, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University;
  • Dr. Eugene Myers, Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona;
  • Dr. Ross Overbeek, Computer Science Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory;
  • Dr. Richard Roberts, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; and
  • Dr. Edward Theil, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

The task force is pursuing open collaboration with other groups or agencies involved in genome mapping and sequencing.


Submitted by Dr. Thomas G. Marr

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.