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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
DOE HGP Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Funding Available
Topic: Research that addresses, analyzes, or anticipates ELSI issues associated with the use of information and knowledge emanating from the Human Genome Project. DOE particularly encourages research into the privacy of genetic information in the workplace; access to and protection of stored genetic information; development and dissemination of educational materials to enhance understanding of ELSI issues related to genomics; and ELSI implications of advances in the scientific understanding of complex or multigenic conditions, gene-environment interactions, and human polymorphisms.
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.