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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome Quarterly, Spring 1989; 1(1)

Editor's Notes

As a representative of the Human Genome Management Information System, sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, we would like to welcome you to our first publication of the Human Genome Quarterly. Our role in the Human Genome Program is:

  • to assist the Office of Health and Environmental Research in achieving its mission of communicating issues relevant to human genome research to the public and
  • to provide a forum for exchange of information to all individuals and agencies involved in genome research.

To fulfill these goals, we will be producing technical reports (topics to be selected by DOE), the Human Genome Quarterly, and an electronic bulletin board, which is currently on-line. It will be available to interested persons later this year and will feature:

  • news and comments from DOE/OHER,
  • summaries/highlights of research projects,
  • meeting announcements/calendar,
  • literature highlights,
  • Human Genome Program contacts,
  • international activities, and
  • suggestions/comments from users.

In this first issue of the Human Genome Quarterly, our goal was to give the reader an overview of DOE's role and organization with respect to the Human Genome Program.

We invite and welcome suggestions as to content and format as well as contributions for publication. We will make every attempt to address the issues brought forward by our readers. Please direct correspondence to our address at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


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The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v1n1).

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.