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Human Genome News, July 1990; 2(2)

NCHGR Invites Grant Applications for Support of Short-Term Advanced Courses

The National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) invites applications from academic and research institutions for grants to support short-term advanced courses to enhance the skills of individuals interested in pursuing laboratory or scholarly research in areas related to the Human Genome Project. These courses would emphasize new laboratory techniques in genome analysis; informatics; principles of genome analysis for nonbiology scientists and scholars in humanities, social science, or law; and principles and methods of studying relevant social, ethical, and legal issues.

The goal of courses, typically 1 to 2 weeks long and offered annually, is to improve the level of cross-disciplinary training so that scientists and other professionals can participate more fully in the Human Genome Project and can use information and technology from the project in other areas.

Application kits are available from most institutional business offices and from the Office of Grants Inquiries; Division of Research Grants; NIH; Westwood Building, Room 449; 5333 Westbard Avenue; Bethesda, MD 20892; (301) 496-7441. Deadline for applications is August 24.

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss plans and objectives of their proposed courses with NCHGR staff before applying. For more information and a copy of the Request for Application (#HG-90-01), contact: Bettie J. Graham, NCHGR, (301) 496-7531; Fax: (301) 480-2770; Bitnet: b2g@nihcu Internet:


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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.