Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, January 1998; 9:(1-2)
A Question of Genes: Inherited Risks, a 2-hour PBS special produced by Noel Schwerin (NoelEye Documentaries), received rave ratings when it was aired in September 1997. It was recommended as the weekly top choice for viewing by several leading newspapers and magazines and won second prize in the San Luis Obispo Film Festival. Sponsored in part by the DOE Human Genome Program and SmithKline Beecham, the program featured seven stories exploring individual experiences with genetic testing and the resulting choices.
Video orders: http://www.backbonemedia.org/genes. A discussion guide to accompany each case history can be downloaded from Schwerin's Web site (http://www.Pbs.org/gene/educator/41_discussion.html) .
A print copy of the free educator's guide can be ordered from 800/991-1441 or through the extensive Web site, which contains many additional resources for teachers and genetic professionals.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v9n1).
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.