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Human Genome News Archive Edition
  Vol.10, No.1-2   February 1999
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Microbial Genomics 

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues and Educational Resources 


Genetics in Medicine 


Web, Other Resources, Publications 


Meeting Calendars & Acronyms 

  • Genome and Biotechnology Meetings 
  • Training Courses and Workshops 
  • Acronyms 

HGN archives and subscriptions 
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Who's Sequencing the Human Genome?

Listed below are the major large-scale sequencing facilities in the U.S. Human Genome Project* as of February 1999. Washington University and the DOE Joint Genome Institute led in total human DNA sequence contributed to public databases in 1998. To access the Web sites of the centers listed below, see this webpage.


  • Joint Genome Institute
  • University of Washington, Seattle (BAC end sequencing)
  • The Institute for Genomic Research (BAC end sequencing)


  • Washington University, St. Louis
  • Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Washington, Seattle (DOE and NIH co-funded)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Stanford University
  • University of Oklahoma

*In addition to sequencers in the U.S. project, centers in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan are making major contributions toward sequencing the human genome. See URL above.

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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.