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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January-June 1997; 8:(3-4)

BSCS Genome Educational Modules

The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), with support from the DOE Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues program, is offering single copies of three educational modules at $4 each for shipping and handling. Designed for use by high school and college teachers and students, these modules provide background information and classroom activities and explore ethical, legal, and social issues related to the module's topic.

Currently Available Modules

  • Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (1992): Objectives and technology behind the Human Genome Project.
  • The Human Genome Project: Biology, Computers, and Privacy (1996): Information technology as it relates to the genome project. Includes structures, uses, limitations, and implications of genomic databases through both print materials and software.
  • The Puzzle of Inheritance: Genetics and the Methods of Science (1997): Uses non- traditional inheritance to demonstrate the nature and methods of science.

Orders: BSCS; Attn: Publications; 5415 Mark Dabling Blvd.; Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3842 (719/531-5550, Fax:-9104)

Module Under Development

Under a 24-month grant from DOE, BSCS is developing a fourth module, tentatively titled Genes, Environment, and Human Behavior. It will be distributed free of charge to all interested high school biology teachers and other educators in late 1998 or early 1999.



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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.