Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, July-September 1996; 8(1)
Volume 1, Issue 1 of The Gene Letter ([url no longer available]) went online in July. Developed and published by the Shriver Center with a 2-year grant from DOE, the bimonthly electronic newsletter is designed to inform consumers and professionals about advances in genetics and to encourage discourse about emerging policy dilemmas. Regular columns are Science, Medicine, Ethics, Law, International Developments, Student Corner, and Resources. Editors are Philip Reilly and Dorothy Wertz (Shriver Center) and Robin Blatt (Massachusetts Department of Public Health). The Gene Letter also operates an uncensored chatroom (url no longer available).
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v8n1).
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.