Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
"Diving Into the Gene Pool" is a major, multifaceted exhibition being held at the Exploratorium in San Francisco from April 8 through September 4. The hands-on, 25-exhibit display examines DNA structure and function and the Human Genome Project from a variety of perspectives. Supported in part by the ELSI component of the DOE Human Genome Program, the exhibition concentrates on the following broad areas: DNA, tools and technology for finding genes, lessons from other species, human genetic inheritance, and social and ethical questions arising from developments in gene technologies. The Art Life section focuses on human-created hybrid plants, and events include Blooming Genes, Dog Diversity Day, Biotechnology Weekend, and DNA Dining Day. [Contact: Exploratorium; 3601 Lyon St.; San Francisco, CA 94123 (415/563-7337, Fax: /561-0307, firstname.lastname@example.org)]
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v6n6).
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.