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Human Genome News, July 1990; 2(2)

DHHS Secretary Signs NCHGR Advisory Council Charter

Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Louis W. Sullivan recently signed a charter giving the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) authority to establish a national advisory council. Members will be appointed in the next few months.

As announced in the April 24 Federal Register, the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research will serve in an advisory capacity in the conduct and support of the NIH Human Genome Program and in the dissemination of information about human genome research, training, and other related programs. The Advisory Council will also evaluate and recommend approval of applications for research grants, training grants, and cooperative agreements.

The Advisory Council will consist of the NCHGR director, who will serve as chair, 12 expert active members, and 3 other nonvoting ex-officio members. Of the 12 experts, 8 will be selected from the fields of basic genetics, medical genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, information science, mathematics, and engineering; 4 will have backgrounds in public policy, law, ethics, and economics.


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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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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.