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Human Genome News Archive Edition
  Vol.10, No.1-2   February 1999
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In this issue... 

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 
HGP 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

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
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 applications due March 2, 1999. STTR due April 8, 1999.
  • Bettie Graham. NIH SBIR due April 15, August 15, and December 15. STTR, April 1, August 1, and December 1

National SBIR/STTR conference: April 9-11, 1999, Washington, D.C. For regional conferences, see Web site.

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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.