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Vol. 11, No. 1-2, November 2000

In this issue... 

Available in PDF

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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Microbial Genomics News

Microbial Genome Program Report

A color booklet on the DOE Microbial Genome Program (MGP), published in February 2000, is available in print and electronic formats. It includes program origins, targeted microbes and their potential uses, graphics, and abstracts of MGP research. The MGP, which DOE initiated in 1994 as a spinoff of its Human Genome Program, has been extremely successful. As of November, MGP researchers had completed the sequencing of 14 microbes, with around 35 more in progress. Future plans call for more detailed microbial analysis. At least 5 other governmental agencies have begun their own microbial programs, and about 170 microbial genomes are being sequenced and studied at present.

Print copies: 865/574-0597, Fax: /574-9888, Web; PDF (printer-friendly) file [no longer available]

Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
The four-part documentary series Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth, which was broadcast on public television last November with partial support from DOE, is available on videotapes (800/532-7637 or 800/423-1212). A 225-page companion book of the same name can be purchased at 800/546-2416. The MicrobeWorld Web site [http://www.microbeworld.org], tailored to middle and high school students as well as professional and lay audiences, includes downloadable hands-on educational activities correlated with the television series, information and stories about microbes, and teacher resources.

Microbial Genomics
Interagency Report on the Federal Investment in Microbial Genomics [http://www.ostp.gov/html/microbial/start.htm] discusses each relevant federal agencys activities, plans, and areas of interest in microbial genomics and summarizes opportunities for and limitations to microbial research. The 2000 booklet was prepared for the Executive Office of the President of the United States. [Print copies: HGMIS, 865/574-0597. ]

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).

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.