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  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

Human Genome Project Information home

U.S. Genome Research Funding

Investigators wishing to apply for funding are urged to discuss projects with agency staff before submitting proposals.

DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research Human Genome Program

  • Funding information, inquiries: genome@science.doe.gov or 301/903-6488
  • Relevant documents http://science.doe.gov/grants/announcements.asp

Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships
Research opportunities in energy-related life, biomedical, and environmental sciences, including human and microbial genomes, global change, and supporting disciplines.

  • Next deadline: January 15, 2000
  • Contact: Barbara Dorsey, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (865/576-9975, Fax: /241-5220 )

Computational Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships
Topic: Support career transitions into computational molecular biology from other scientific fields. Funded by DOE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to give young scientists an intensive 2-year postdoctoral opportunity in an appropriate molecular biology facility.

  • Contact: Melissa Stoudenheimer; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; 630 Fifth Ave., Ste.2550; New York, NY 10111 (212/649-1649, Fax: /757-5117)

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute

  • NHGRI program: http://www.genome.gov/, 301/496-7531, Fax: /480-2770
  • Program announcements http://www.genome.gov/Grants/
  • ELSI: 301/402-4997

Small Business Innovation Research Grants
DOE and NIH invite small business firms (under 500 employees) to submit grant applications addressing the human genome topic. The two agencies also support the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to foster transfers between research institutions and small businesses.


  • DOE SBIR/STTR Office: 301/903-5707, Fax: -5488, sbir-sttr@science.energy.gov. SBIR applications due March 2, 1999. STTR due April 8, 1999.
    SBIR [https://science.energy.gov/sbir/]; STTR
  • Bettie Graham. NIH SBIR due April 15, August 15, and December 15. STTR, April 1, August 1, and December 1

National SBIR/STTR conference [http://www.zyn.com/sbir/]: April 9-11, 1999, Washington, D.C. For regional conferences, see Web site.

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v10n1-2).

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.