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Human Genome News Archive Edition
In this issue...
HGP and the Private Sector
In the News
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Web, Publications, Resources
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
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.
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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.