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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, July 1994; 6(2)

Model-Organism Sequencing and Human Genome Project Goals

Systematic efforts to map, clone, and determine the entire DNA base sequence for several model organisms are considered crucial in developing strategies and tools for large-scale sequencing of the human genome. Human Genome Project short-term sequencing goals through 1998 include the following.

  • Complete sequencing of E. coli and S. cerevisiae genomes by 1998 or earlier;
  • Continue sequencing the D. melanogaster and C. elegans genomes, bringing the latter to near completion by 1998; and
  • Continue side-by-side sequencing of biologically important regions in human and mouse.

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.