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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, March 1991; 2(6)

U.K. DNA Probe Bank

The U.K. DNA Probe Bank, funded by MRC, has been established at the HGMP Resource Centre in London. The Probe Bank's catalogue lists some 650 DNA probes, the majority of which have been assigned to chromosomes and will detect restriction fragment length polymorphisms. Probes will be distributed as aliquots of purified DNA.

The Probe Bank will serve two purposes:

  • to supply DNA markers upon request and
  • to isolate new DNA markers to bridge some of the gaps in current genetic maps.

To submit probes to the Probe Bank, groups should contact the HGMP Resource Centre for inclusion in the listings. A simplified listing of probes and a more comprehensive catalogue are available from the Resource Centre.


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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.