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Human Genome News, January 1992; 3(5)
Scope Note 17: The Human Genome Project, written by Sharon J. Durfy and Amy E. Grotevant, is part of the Scope Note series of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. It provides a brief survey of the Human Genome Project, an overview of related issues and viewpoints, and an annotated bibliography. The bibliography is divided into sections, including general surveys; international involvement; history of the U.S. project; mapping; and ethical, social, and legal considerations. [Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 1(4), 347-62 (December 1991)]. Scope Notes are also available separately for $3 prepaid. [National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature; Kennedy Institute of Ethics; Georgetown University; Washington, DC 20057; 800/633-3849 or 202/687-6738.]
Trends in Biotechnology has published "Genome Mapping and Sequencing," a special issue on innovative technologies being developed for large-scale genome analysis. Topics include targeted genome analysis-cDNA cloning; laser microdissection and microcloning; flow cytometry sequencing technology; advanced cloning vectors; international perspectives on project structuring; model genomes; in situ hybridization and structural analysis in relation to function and mapping; database organization and coordination of international data networks; artificial intelligence and sequence feature recognition; and descriptions of biological resources available from nonprofit organizations. Special issue, £8.50 or $15.00. Discount available on bulk orders. [Elsevier Trends Journals; 68 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LA, U.K.; Fax: (Int.) 44/223-321410.]
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v3n5).
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.