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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, May 1991; 3(1)
Assistance awards are available for studies of the clinical delivery of individual and family educational and counseling services related to DNA-based testing for the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis. The following NIH institutions invite applications:
This RFA is intended to solicit research projects that can be used to identify clinical practices that best increase patient understanding of disease-gene carrier testing and test results. Practices should also protect individuals and families from test-related psychological harm, stigmatization, and discrimination.
Appropriate topics include education before testing, counseling after testing, optimum test settings, levels of understanding and interest among different populations, recordkeeping and disclosure policies, and test accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
For additional information or a copy of the complete RFA, contact:
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v3n1).
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.