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Human Genome News, November 1990; 2(4)

HGM 10.5 Meeting

Human Gene Mapping Workshop (HGM) 10.5 was held September 6-10 in Oxford, England, and provided a successful test of the first version of the Genome Data Base (GDB) developed at The Johns Hopkins University.

HGM committee chairs and cochairs for each chromosome became familiar with the system's capabilities and, with the computing team, entered a significant amount of new mapping data into the database: 225 new genes and 1946 new DNA segments were added, representing increases of 14% and 66%, respectively, over the map produced after HGM 10 at Yale University in June 1989. In addition, 842 literature references were added. Participants agreed that the computing system worked well and that GDB provided straightforward and user-friendly access to the mapping data for editing purposes.

Workshop HGM 11 will be held August 18-22, 1991, in London. To be placed on the mailing list for announcements and further information, write to:

  • Michael Probert, HGM 11 Office
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund
    P.O. Box 123, Lincoln's Inn Fields
    London WC2A 3PX, England


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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.