Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, November 1992; 4(4)
A week-long DOE-funded workshop for secondary science teachers will be held in Kansas City in late June 1993 to explore ethical, legal, social, and technical issues of the Human Genome Project. Topics will include basic human genetics; population screening; biotechnology; linkage analysis; non-Mendelian inheritance; careers in human genetics; science fair projects; genetic resources; and classroom curricular materials. Attendees will participate in hands-on laboratory work and discussions with experts in law, ethics, and medical genetics as well as with panels of individuals with inherited conditions. Funding is available for travel, meals, lodging, stipend, reference books, student materials, and teaching resources that include the new DOE Biological Sciences Curriculum Study module on the Human Genome Project. Grant participation requires a commitment for two consecutive summers. Dates for 1994 and 1995 sessions will be announced later.
For an application, contact Debra Collins; Genetics Education; University of Kansas Medical Center; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, 4023 Wescoe Bldg.; Kansas City, KS 66160-7318 (Fax: 913/588-3995, BITNET: collins@ukanvm).
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.