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Vol.12, Nos.1-2   February 2002

Free Primer Covers DNA Basics

The new DOE primer on molecular genetics is accompanied by PowerPoint slides (www.ornl.gov/hgmis/publicat/primer2001/). Prepared by Denise Casey and Marissa Mills of HGMIS, Genomics and Its Impact on Medicine and Society: A 2001 Primer includes brief discussions about basic genomic science, Human Genome Project history and goals, the significance and meaning of the draft human genome sequence, next steps after HGP, medical and other anticipated benefits and societal concerns arising from the new genetics, and a dictionary of related terms. Individual or multiple print copies are available from HGMIS (865/574-0597). A longer version of the primer is planned.

The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
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.