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

In the News 

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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SBIR 1998 Human Genome Awards Announced

The DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research has announced four Phase I and three Phase II awards for 1998 in human genome topics of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The highly competitive SBIR awards are designed to stimulate commercialization of federally funded research and development for the benefit of both the private and public sectors. SBIR emphasizes cutting-edge, high-risk research with potential for high payoff in hundreds of areas, including human genome research. For more information see Funding Box.

SBIR Awards in Genome, Structural Biology, Related Technologies
Searchable abstracts.

Phase I

  • Atom Sciences, Inc. (Oak Ridge, Tennessee): A Quantitative Analytical Tool for Producing DNA-Based Diagnostic Arrays
  • Fidelity Systems, Inc. (Gaithersburg, Maryland): D-Strap DNA Sequencing Chemistry
  • MacConnell Research Corporation (San Diego, California): Automated Purification of Blood or Bacterial Genomic DNA
  • TPL, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico): Micromachined Silicon Sensor for DNA Sequencing by Hybridization

Phase II

  • Cimarron Software, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah): (1) A Simulation Extension of a Workflow-Based LIMS and (2) A Workflow-Based LIMS for High-Throughput Sequencing, Genotyping, and Genetic Diagnostic Environments
  • SpectruMedix Corp. (State College, Pennsylvania): A Fully Automated 384-Capillary Array DNA Sequencer

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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.