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Human Genome News, Jan.-Feb. 1995; 6(5): 1

DOE Contractor-Grantee Workshop

LANL and LLNL Present High-Resolution Maps of Chromosomes 16 and 19

Accomplishments of researchers and groups described in this article have been greatly facilitated by resources and data from investigators at numerous institutions. This cooperation demonstrates a remarkable sense of community among researchers worldwide.

The fourth DOE Human Genome Program Contractor-Grantee Workshop was highlighted by the announcement that Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) had completed the world's highest-resolution physical maps, which are for human chromosomes 16 and 19. Summaries of other significant progress and assessments of the program's future direction were also presented November 13-17, 1994, to over 400 researchers, program managers, and invited guests from other agencies and NIH GESTECs in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

More than 50 presentations covered topics on mapping; sequencing; informatics; and ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI). Poster sessions provided details of about 200 projects from DOE human genome centers at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), LLNL, and LANL; other DOE-supported laboratories; and more than 40 universities and research organizations. Following a successful debut at the last workshop, a large infromatics resource room was set up and maintained by LANL staff to demonstrate new resources and software capablilities. Some highlights of the plenary sessions follow.

The workshop was organized by Sylvia Spengler and staffed by Kati Markowitz, Catherine Pinkas (all at LBL), and Leilani Correll (LLNL). Computing support was coordinated by systems administrator Beth Dermer (LANL), and Steve Howard (LANL) was responsible for Internet lines. Computers and other electronic equipment were supplied by Digital Equipment Corporation, Sun Microsystems, and LANL. Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) designed and compiled the program abstract booklets, which are available from HGMIS. Other relevant information is accessible at the DOE Human Genome Program WWW site (

Denise Casey, HGMIS

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