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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, January 1991; 2(5)
Human Genome II, the second international conference on the status and future of research on the human genome, was held October 22-24, 1990, in San Diego. The meeting, sponsored by the Human Genome Organisation and Science magazine, was chaired by James Watson (Director, NIH National Center for Human Genome Research) and Charles Cantor (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory). The purpose of the conference was to examine progress made in Human Genome Project planning and implementation since the 1989 conference and to provide a forum for communication among the project's administration and scientists, the larger scientific community, and the general public.
The diverse topics covered, the technological improvements and data accumulation reported, and the ambitious plans revealed at the conference testify to the international genome effort's vitality and productivity. Over 700 scientists attended the conference, whose program sessions covered the following topics:
Some 100 posters reported details of technical developments and recently acquired data from around the world; more than a dozen industry-sponsored workshops presented new products and technologies for genome research.
Several major themes emerged from the conference:
Reports presented and events of the past year suggest that answers to basic biological questions regarding structure/function relationships and health and disease may be within grasp.
Human Genome III: October 21-23 San Diego, CA
Reported by Kathleen H. Mavournin
HGMIS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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