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Human Genome Quarterly, Spring 1989; 1(1)

Charles R. Cantor is the Director of the Human Genome Center at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Higgens Professor and Chairman of the Department of Genetics and Development at the Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his A.B. from Columbia and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Cantor's career has been devoted to molecular biology and molecular biophysics, particularly in nucleic acids research. His group developed the pulse-gel electrophoresis technique to separate DNA fragments. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of genetic mapping and sequencing. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, Gugenheim Fellow, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1978 he was given the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry and in 1985 received an Outstanding Investigator Grant by the National Cancer Institute. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1988.


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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.