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

In this issue... 

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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

U.S. Genome-Related Research Funding

Investigators wishing to apply for funding are urged to discuss projects with agency staff before submitting proposals.

DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research Human and Microbial Genome Programs

  • Funding opportunities [http://science.doe.gov/grants/]
  • Life Sciences Division: genome@science.doe.gov or 301/903-6488
  • Medical Sciences Division:301/903-3213, sharon.betson@science.doe.gov

Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships Research opportunities in energy-related life, biomedical, and environmental sciences, including human and microbial genomes, global change, and supporting disciplines. Note: Awards no longer being made.

Computational Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships Support career transitions into computational molecular biology from other scientific fields. Funded by DOE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • Next deadline: February 1, 2001
  • Contact: Pat Stanley, Sloan Foundation; 212/649-1628, stanley@sloan.org

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
  • NHGRI program: 301/496-7531, http://www.genome.gov/
  • Funding opportunities: http://science.doe.gov/grants/
  • ELSI: 301/402-4997

Small Business Innovation Research Grants
DOE and NIH invite small business firms (under 500 employees) to submit grant applications addressing the human genome topic. The two agencies also support the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to foster transfers between research institutions and small businesses.


  • DOE SBIR/STTR Office: 301/903-1414 or -0569, Fax: -5488 sbir-sttr@science.doe.gov, https://science.osti.gov/sbir; DOE SBIR and STRR due February 20, 2001.
  • Bettie Graham (see ELSI contact, NHGRI). NIH SBIR and STTR due April 1, August 1, and December 1.
  • National resources, calendar: http://www.zyn.com/sbir/
  • National SBIR/STTR conferences: 360/683-5742, Fax: -5391, sbir@zyn.com

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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.