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Human Genome News Archive Edition
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1997 Santa Fe Highlights
Human Genome Project Administration
In the News
Software and the Internet
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
DNA Files on National Public Radio
The DNA Files: Unraveling the Mysteries of Genetics is a series of nine 1-hour nationally syndicated documentaries to be distributed this fall by National Public Radio (http://discover.npr.org/features/feature.jhtml?wfId=1009916). Hosted by NBC Dateline reporter John Hockenberry and supported in part by the DOE Human Genome Program, the series will explore both the science and the social, ethical, and legal implications of genetic developments. The voices of prominent researchers, people affected by advances in the clinical application of genetic medicine, members of the biotechnology industry, and others from related fields will provide real-life examples of the impact of genetic discoveries. In addition to public radio audiences, the series will target educators, scientists, and involved professionals. The programs will include such topics as DNA and behavior; prenatal genetic testing; predictive genetic tests; gene therapy; law and the genetics of identity; genetics and biotechnology; genetics of human evolution; plants, animals, and transgenics; and the Human Genome Project. The series will be available after November 5 to local public radio stations, which should be contacted for broadcast schedules. The DNA Files Web site will be expanded by November 1 to feature program information, audio excerpts, resources, and interactive scenarios (http://www.dnafiles.org). [Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com]
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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.