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Vol.12, Nos.1-2   February 2002

New DNA Files Aired

Five new one-hour programs in The DNA Files series of documentaries have been broadcast on 200 National Public Radio stations across the country since November 2001. These shows explore recent progress in genetics research and related ethical, legal, and social issues, all in easy-to-understand language. Produced by SoundVision and hosted by John Hockenberry, the new programs are

  • Planet of the Bugs: The Never-Ending Tale of DNA and Infectious Disease;
  • Life: How to Make a Cosmic Omelet;
  • Genetic Medicine: Prescription for Conflict;
  • DNA: Code of the Wild; and
  • Search for the Fountain of Youth: The Genetics of Aging and Longevity.

Tapes and transcripts of the new series are available from 510/486-1185 or www.dnafiles.org/about/tapes.html. Transcripts of the first nine award-winning programs, featured on NPR stations in 1998, can be downloaded free from the same site. Five segments from the earlier series can be heard at www.ornl.gov/hgmis/education/audio.shtml

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v12n1-2).

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.