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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
Microbial Genome News
The DOE Microbial Genome Program (MGP) aims to determine the sequence of bacteria having potential usefulness in energy, environmental, and evolutionary research. With the support of MGP, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and its collaborators are sequencing the genomes of an additional six microbes.
Tuberculosis Microbe Sequenced
An estimated 2.9 million people died from this chronic infectious disease in 1997, and concern is growing over new antibiotic-resistant strains that have emerged in recent years. According to a Nature online special report on the global tuberculosis epidemic (http://www.nature.com), about one in every three people in the world is infected with M. tuberculosis, and each has an estimated 10% lifetime risk of progressing to clinical disease. Scientists hope that knowledge of the DNA sequence will provide clues to designing more effective therapeutic agents and vaccines.
The sequence, reported in the June 11 issue of Nature (393, 537-44), is accessible from the Sanger Centre Web site (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Projects/M_tuberculosis).
Searching TB Genome
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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.