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Human Genome News, September 1993; 5(3)

HGMIS Hosts DOE Honors Program Students

As part of the ninth DOE High School Science Students Honors Program, the Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) and the Transgenic Animal/ Targeted Mutation Database (TBASE) group were hosts to 13 young people for 2 weeks this summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). About 60 selected high school science students representing all the states and territories, the District of Columbia, and several foreign countries came together at ORNL for this program, which is designed to encourage promising students to pursue science as a career.

While at ORNL, the combined HGMIS and TBASE student groups researched the Human Genome Project and gene function literature and visited several laboratories to observe work and receive instruction. The students also conducted a telephone interview with Daniel Drell, who oversees the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Program of the DOE Human Genome Program. At the end of their stay, they produced a paper and oral presentation on aspects of the Human Genome Project and applications of ransgenic animal research to the understanding of gene function.

Other DOE facilities taking part in the honors program included Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; and Lawrence Livermore, Brookhaven, Argonne, and Sandia national laboratories. The project is managed by the University and Science Programs section of the DOE Office of Science and Technology. [Anne Adamson, HGMIS]


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