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Human Genome Quarterly, Spring 1989; 1(1)

Barnhart To Head Human Genome Program

Dr. Benjamin J. Barnhart was appointed Program Manager of the Human Genome Program for the Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in January 1989. He is the principal point of contact in OHER for this rapidly growing multidisciplinary program. His responsibilities also include management of research projects which address the genetic effects of ionizing radiations and their mechanisms of action at the cellular and molecular levels. He has been with the DOE since 1984.

His career has centered on the genetic effects of radiation and chemical insults to cultured cells and DNA and to cellular processes that repair damaged DNA. Prior to joining DOE, he had been Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Campus; section head of the Genetic Toxicology and Microbiology Section at the Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; principal investigator and associate group leader of the Genetics Group and the program manager of the Mutagenesis Program of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Barnhart is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, American Institute of Chemists, Radiation Research Society, and Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society). He is a past president and state counselor for the New Mexico Branch of the American Society of Microbiology and is currently president of the DOE/NRC Chapter of Sigma Xi. He received a B.A. in zoology/developmental biology from Indiana University and the Sc.D. in biochemistry/microbial genetics from Johns Hopkins University.

Barnhart may be contacted at DOE, Germantown, Maryland, at (301)353-5037, (FTS 233-5037)


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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.