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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 


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GDB Mapping Database Operations Restored

Canadian Institution Takes Over Collection, Curation

The Bioinformatics Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in Toronto, Canada, has received funding from an anonymous source to continue data acquisition and curation activities of the Genome Database (GDB). Work is under way to obtain additional support for future software development.

GDB, which provides human gene mapping data to genetics researchers, was based at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine in Baltimore

2013 post-production note: GDB (Wikipedia) is no longer operational. See



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.