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Human Genome News, September 1993; 5(3)
Officers of the international Human Genome Organization (HUGO), elected in the fall of 1992, assumed their duties in January of this year. C. Thomas Caskey (Baylor College of Medicine) became HUGO's third President; Ronald G. Worton (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto), Vice President for the Americas; and Diane Hinton (HUGO Americas), Secretary. Other Vice Presidents serving are Andrei Mirzabekov (Englehardt Institute, Moscow) and Kenichi Matsubara (Osaka University). Robert Sparkes (University of California, Los Angeles) is Treasurer.
With over 500 members representing 32 countries, HUGO continues to be the only private organization devoted exclusively to facilitating coordination of worldwide genome research efforts.
Activities initiated recently by HUGO include:
HUGO continues to work closely with international funding agencies on Single Chromosome Workshops, Chromosome Coordinating Meetings (CCMs), and the Human Genome Mapping (HGM) Workshop. CCM 93 and HGM 93 are being held in Japan on November 10-12 and 14-17, 1993, respectively.
HUGO has announced new travel awards for short-term laboratory visits by junior investigators who wish to transfer technology or conduct collaborative research with genome laboratories. The awards will cover up to $1500 for travel expenses only. For further information, contact the HUGO Europe or HUGO Americas office.
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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.
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