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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, May 1994; 6(1)
The DOE Human Genome 1993 Program Report was published in March and is available to requesters. The report, a supplement to the red-covered 1991-92 report, contains information on DOE Human Genome Program management and centers as well as abstracts of DOE-funded research. Copies can be obtained from the Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HGMIS received awards for its publications in the 1994 competition sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication (STC).Human Genome News won an Award of Achievement, and the article "Researchers Report Mapping Progress" was given an Award of Merit at the presentation ceremony on February 23. STC chapters in North and South Carolina were responsible for judging the entries, which included 20 in the newsletter category and 116 overall.
To save on distribution costs, Human Genome News is being sent by bulk mail to domestic and foreign subscribers. Beginning with the January issue, newsletters to foreign addresses are shipped by International Surface Air Lift (ISAL), in which bulk mail is flown from the United States for distribution overseas. ISAL promises reduced mailing costs and faster overseas delivery. Additional savings are realized by generating 9-digit zip codes from a U.S. Postal Serviceþapproved database. HGMIS would like to be informed of undue delays or inconsistencies in newsletter delivery.
The full text and graphics of the Primer on Molecular Genetics are now available to millions of Internet users via the World Wide Web (WWW) at http://www.gdb.org/hopkins.html, as well as by Gopher to the Johns Hopkins University Computational Biology system at gopher.gdb.org [see HGN 5(3), 8 (September 1993)]. DOE program reports and current and back issues of Human Genome News are also accessible at the Gopher address.
Over 27,000 paper copies of the primer, produced by HGMIS, have been distributed since 1992. The primer, which is being extensively revised and updated, has been requested by such groups as secondary and college teachers, genetics counselors, medical schools, educational organizations, genome centers, biotechnology companies, and attendees at professional meetings. In great demand for genetics courses, the primer is also being used by the Project on Court-Adjudicated and Court-Ordered Health Care as a basis for constructing a judicial reference book [see HGN 5(6), 1-3 (March 1994)].
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v6n1).
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.