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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, July 1992; 4(2)
A collection of resources on ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) related to the Human Genome Project is available at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Compiled by Michael Yesley over a 3-year period, these resources include a bibliography, a computer search service, and a collection of listed ELSI materials maintained at the General Law Library at LANL. Yesley, a staff attorney, conducts an ELSI program at the LANL Center for Human Genome Studies and assists in the administration of the DOE ELSI program.
The bibliography is a computer database of more than 2600 relevant scholarly and general books and articles identified for the LANL collection. The database also contains information such as keywords, multiple authors, and other names mentioned in the documents. Entries, which are generally limited at present to materials published in English, cover such topics as genetic privacy and discrimination in various settings; provision of genetic diagnosis and therapy; eugenics; genetic issues in reproduction; genetic counseling; Human Genome Project politics and administration; and commentary on legal questions, including intellectual property and forensics.
The materials can be selected rapidly and sorted according to a variety of parameters, such as chronological, alphabetical, topical, or any combination. Researchers are invited to use the ELSI collection by appointment at the LANL General Law Library. Requests for sorts and selections should be made to
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.