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Human Genome News Archive Edition
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In this issue...
DOE '99 Oakland Highlights
In the News
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Web, Other Resources, Publications
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
HGP Sequencing Progress*
Graph at right depicts progress toward generating a working draft of the human genome by spring 2000 and a complete, high-quality reference human DNA sequence by 2003. Sequences from roughly one-quarter of the human genome have been deposited into GenBank (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Genbank), and several individual chromosomes are expected to be completed before the end of this year.
*Totals as of September 17, 1999.
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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.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.