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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, March 1991; 2(6)

Human Genome Project Publications Win Awards

A poster, a program report, and a newsletter produced by the Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory were winners in the 1991 Society for Technical Communication/East Tennessee Chapter (STC/ETC) competition. The poster and program report are sponsored by the Human Genome Program of the DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research, and the newsletter is jointly supported by DOE and the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research.

Experts from the Delaware Valley STC chapter and other outside judges evaluated some 38 entries in the Technical Art Competition and 113 entries in the Technical Publications Competition on the basis of how well they fulfilled their function as technical communication publications. Winners of the Distinguished Technical Communication Award, the highest given, were automatically entered in the STC international competition to be held April 14-17 in New York City.

Distinguished Technical Communication Awards

  • Arts Competition - Design Graphics and Presentation category: a poster, "DOE Human Genome Management Information System."
  • Publications Competition - House Organs category: Human Genome News.

Merit Award

  • Publications Competition - Periodic Activity Reports category: Human Genome 1989-1990 Program Report.

STC, with over 14,000 members in more than 120 chapters, is the world's largest professional organization devoted to the art and science of technical communication and one of the fastest growing professional societies. A network linking technical communicators all over the world, the purpose of STC is to keep both entry-level and veteran communicators aware of the latest trends in technical communication.

The newsletter staff wishes to thank those who have contributed articles and our sponsoring agencies' staffs, who have offered excellent suggestions and advice.


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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v2n6).

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.