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DOE '99 Oakland Highlights
In the News
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Web, Other Resources, Publications
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Improved Sample Prep System
Report from 1999 DOE Genome Meeting
Although the last decade has brought many advances in analytical instrumentation for characterizing complex biological samples, the technology for sample preparation has lagged behind. In an article in Analytical Chemistry [70, 1797-1801 (1998)], Richard Smith (PNNL) described a sample-cleanup microdialysis system that was integrated into the measurement instrumentation, greatly reducing the amount of sample required for analysis. Smith observed that the device has potential for rapidly identifying microorganisms by using mass spectrometry to detect characteristic biomarker species and for analyzing DNA using MS or automated PCR instrumentation.
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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.