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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Vol. 11, No. 1-2, November 2000
Available in PDF
In this issue...

HGP and the Private Sector

HGP Milestones

In the News

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Web, Publications, Resources


Meeting Calendars & Acronyms

  • Genome and Biotechnology Meetings
  • Training Courses and Workshops
  • Acronyms

HGN archives and subscriptions
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BERAC Report Endorses New Program

Bringing the Genome to Life: Energy-Related Biology in the Post-Genomic World, issued in June, recommends a new research program for the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) headed by Ari Patrinos.

At the request of the DOE Office of Science, the report was produced by the BER Advisory Commission's (BERAC) Genome Subcommittee, chaired by Raymond Gesteland (University of Utah). It suggests that the new program's major challenge is to understand and predict the responses of single- and multicellular organisms to biological and environmental cues. Elbert Branscomb, first director of DOE's Joint Genome Institute, is in charge of developing the program.

The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v11n1-2).

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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.