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Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):7
In a spin-off from the Human Genome Project, the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) is launching the Microbial Genome Initiative (MGI) to provide genome sequence and mapping data on selected microorganisms. MGI will focus on industrially important microbes and whose that live under extreme conditions, including the deep subsurface, geothermal environments, and toxic waste sites. OHER expects that information gained through this project will further the understanding of microbial phylogeny, physiology, and structural biology and help to exploit such industrial opportunities as the cleanup of process and environmental waste.
In MGI's first year, investigative groups will sequence the following organisms:
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v6n3).
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.