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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, July 1990; 2(2)
The first meeting of the NIH-DOE Joint Informatics Task Force (JITF) was held in Bethesda, Maryland, March 7-8. JITF is a task force set up to offer guidance and to help the agencies coordinate work in genome informatics. For a complete description of the goals and purposes of JITF and a list of task force members, see Human Genome News, Vol. 2, No. 1 (May 1990), pp. 10-11.
The task force, which meets with members of its Liaison Group, identified several major issues at the March meeting:
Based on the issues raised, four working groups were created to address specific issues. Each working group and its chair are listed below.
The task force recommended the following issues for consideration:
Initial reports from the working groups are expected by August, and the next meeting of JITF will be held in October.
Periodic progress reports from the task force will be disseminated so that the scientific community can respond in detail. Input should be directed to JITF members or liaisons or to the working group chairs as appropriate.
Connectivity and Infrastructure
Long-Term Needs and Goals
Electronic mail can be sent to JITF members and liaisons using one of these addresses:
Submitted by Gregory Hamm
Molecular Biology Computing Laboratory
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v2n2).
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.