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Human Proteome Organisation Formed
On June 25, the recently launched Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO) announced the election of Sam Hanash (University of Michigan) as its Inaugural President. Proteomics is the high-throughput study of protein expression and function. HUPO's goals are to increase awareness of the Human Proteome Project (HPP) and the importance of proteomics in the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of disease; foster international cooperation; and promote scientific research. HUPO's inaugural meeting, sponsored by Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), was held in April in Virginia, where topics included HPP, HUPO goals and objectives, and nominations for the first president. CHI is planning the next meeting for January 2002 in San Diego.
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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.