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Human Genome Quarterly, Winter 1990; 1(3)
The Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), whose role in the worldwide human genome project is to coordinate international efforts, elected new officers for 1990 and 20 new members on December 3, 1989. Charles R. Cantor, Director of DOE's Human Genome Center at LBL and Chairman of the DOE Human Genome Coordinating Committee, was elected regional Vice President for North America.
The new President of HUGO is Sir Walter Bodmer, Director of the United Kingdom's Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratory. The other two Vice Presidents and their respective regions are Andrei D. Mirzabekov (Director, Institute of Molecular Biology of the Academy of Sciences in the Soviet Union), Eastern Europe; and Kenichi Matsubara (Director, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University, Japan), Asia.
Modeled after the European Molecular Biology Organisation, HUGO elects members based on scientific distinction in areas relevant to the genome project. Two DOE HGCC members, Cantor and Leroy E. Hood, serve on HUGO's governing body-the HUGO Council. The other three HGCC members-Anthony V. Carrano, C. Thomas Caskey, and Robert K. Moyzis-are also HUGO members. Of the original 220 members of HUGO, 7 are located in genome research centers within DOE national laboratories, and 2 are members of the DOE Health and Environmental Research Advisory Committee.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v1n3).
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.