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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, November 1992; 4(4)
"Winding Your Way Through DNA," a symposium and public forum on molecular biology and its applications, was conducted for San Francisco high school teachers and students on September 19-20. Eminent scientists and biotechnology experts spoke on various aspects of DNA technology, followed by questions from a panel of science writers. The meeting was sponsored by the Exploratorium and the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and organized by Harold E. Varmus (UCSF).
A capacity audience of 1200 attended the sessions, and another 3000 viewed transmissions by satellite to 27 sites around the country. A set of six edited videotapes of the symposium is available in VHS, PAL, and NTSC formats from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 10 Skyline Drive; Plainview, NY 11803-9729 (Continental United States and Canada: 800/843-4388; other locations: 516/349-1930, Fax: -1946.)
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v4n4).
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.