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In the News
Web, Publications, Resources
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Books About Minorities and the Human Genome Project
The book Plain Talk About the Human Genome Project, edited by Edward Smith and Walter Sapp, is a compilation of talks presented during a 3-day conference at Tuskegee University in September 1996 [HGN 8(2), 9-10]. Distinguished leaders, scientists, ethicists, educators, and students spoke on wide-ranging topics related to the Human Genome Project's promise and perils, matters of race and diversity, and education about the project and its implications. 292 pp., 1997.
The Human Genome Project and Minority Communities: Ethical, Social, and Political Dilemmas, edited by Raymond Zilinskas (Monterey Institute of International Studies) and Peter Balint (University of Maryland) addresses the divisions between minority groups and the scientific community, particularly in the area of medical and genetic research. The book consists largely of talks by distinguished speakers at the conference, "The Human Genome Project: Reaching the Minority Communities in Maryland," held in June 1997 at the University of Maryland at Baltimore [HGN 9(1-2), 19-21)]. In an essay that was not part of the conference, the editors argue that, although minorities tend to be skeptical of medical research in general and genetics research in particular, the Human Genome Project has the potential to make dramatic positive contributions to the health of all people. 144 pp., 2000. [Available through bookstores, including online suppliers.]
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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.