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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease explores the genetic revolutions impact on public health practices and delineates a framework for the integration of related advances and technologies. Editors are Muin Khoury (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Wylie Burke (University of Washington, Seattle), and Elizabeth Thomson (NIH National Human Genome Research Institute). Some 75 contributors represent a wide range of disciplines. [639 pp., Oxford University Press, 2000].
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).
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.