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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, July 1992; 4(2)
The Genome, Ethics, and the Law: Issues in Genetic Testing is the report of a conference held at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, on June 14-16, 1991, to explore the ethical and legal implications of advances in genetic testing. The papers in the book were presented at the meeting, which was cosponsored by the National Center for Human Genome Research and attended by scientists, ethicists, lawyers, health professionals, and representatives of other interested groups ( e.g., the insurance industry and genetic disease associations). The report and the conference are part of a 2-year project of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and American Bar Association (ABA) and the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedoms and Responsibility. Free. [Contact: AAAS; 1333 H Street NW; Washington, DC 20005; 202/326-6600.]
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v4n2).
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.