Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, November 1992; 4(4)
The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) is mailing to all U.S. high school biology teachers a 94-page, DOE-funded instructional module entitled "Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy." The unit contains 31 pages of background information for the teacher about the objectives, science, and technology of the Human Genome Project and the project's ethical and public policy implications. Some 63 pages describe 4 detailed, genome-related instructional activities for the classroom, including copymasters for students, annotated teacher pages, questions for discussion, glossary, and list of references.
The materials are designed for use by students in first-year biology courses (generally taught in the 10th grade), with extensions and elaborations appropriate for advanced students. About 80% of all U.S. high school students, some 2.25 million annually, take introductory biology.
In collaboration with the American Medical Association, a team headed by Joseph McInerney (Colorado College) developed the module in a 16-month BSCS project. For more information contact BSCS; 830 North Tejon, Suite 405; Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719/578-1136; Fax: -9126).
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.