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Date Published: June 1992
This report describes the status of the DOE: Human Genome Program and its accomplishments to date. Research highlights are noted from the program as a whole and from the three principal DOE human genome centers at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. These national laboratory facilities of DOE have been especially successful because they are organized to focus efforts, foster interdisciplinary projects, and use advanced technologies, some developed for other purposes, toward program goals. Essential work is also reported from 41 different research universities. Remarkable progress has been made in advanced instrumentation and informatics.
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.