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Human Genome News, November 1993: 5(4)


International Cooperation

The new DOE-NIH 5-year plan credits the 'spirit of international cooperation and sharing' that has characterized the Human Genome Project and played a major role in its success. The Human Genome Organization was commended for coordinating international research efforts by organizing chromosome workshops to encourage collaboration and expedite chromosome map completion.

  • Notable international collaborations:
  • Caenorhabditis elegans sequencing project (United States and United Kingdom).
  • Chromosome 16 physical mapping project (Los Alamos National Laboratory and Australia).
  • Chromosome 21 high-resolution physical map (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Japan).
  • Human genetic map (NIH and Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain).
  • Whole-genome approach to a human physical map (Whitehead Institute and Genethon).

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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