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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

Human Genome Project Information home

Human Genome Project Information Website Expands

Adds News Headlines, ELSI and Medical Suites

To address the evolving needs of a public facing unfamiliar genomic issues and challenges, HGMIS has redesigned the Human Genome Project Information Web site. Nearly a dozen pages have been added, and the site has been rearranged into suites.

Pharmacogenomics, Gene Therapy, and Genetic Counseling pages are new in the Medicine and the New Genetics suite, and the Gene Testing and Home pages have been revised.

The Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues suite now incorporates pages on Privacy and Legislation, Patenting, Forensics, Behavioral Genetics, and Genetics in the Courtroom, along with updated Home and ELSI Research Information pages. Audio/Video Online Webcasts has been revamped as part of the Educational Resources suite.

The News Sources suite combines the traditional Whats New with a weekly research digest and new pages of Genome Headlines and Genetics News Sources. In addition to up-to-date background text on HGP history and science, the Media Guide includes graphics that would be valuable to any interested persons as well as to those preparing news articles. An alphabetical index complements the sites existing subject-style index and search engine.

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.