Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, September 1991; 3(3)
Biotechnology Research Faculty Profile, a new database of up-to-date information on more than 4300 U.S. biotechnology researchers, was compiled from a survey conducted this year by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, a nonprofit corporation funded by the N.C. General Assembly. [For survey announcement, see HGN 2(6), 6 (March 1991)].
The database, which can be purchased on computer disks, contains respondents' contact information, institutional affiliation, and area of scientific interest; it also includes their laboratory's research technique expertise, organisms most frequently used, funding sources, and biotechnology research being conducted. The data are available in printed form as the Biotechnology Research Directory: 4000 Faculty Profiles.
The database and directory are expected to have a wide variety of uses, especially in technology transfer or in interactions between industry and researchers. Sales proceeds will be used to support information collection on an annual basis; future editions will include researchers at federal laboratories and private research institutions.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v3n3).
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.