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Human Genome News, May 1991; 3(1)

Genome-Related Tutorials Offered

Mathematical Sciences

Ethical Implications

Mathematical Sciences

The Societal Institute of the Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) will conduct a tutorial on the mathematical sciences in genomic analysis on August 4-24 at Stanford University. Participants will explore how quantitative methodologies can be used effectively in genomic analysis, particularly in connection with the Human Genome Project. Topics will include fragment assembly, informatics, pattern analysis of molecular sequences, and DNA and protein structure predictions. Several days of background lectures will prepare participants for the later presentations of senior tutorial faculty.

The tutorial is supported by a grant from the National Center for Human Genome Research. Funds are available to qualified participants for travel and living expenses while at Stanford. The tutorial will be held again in the summer of 1992 on the East Coast.


  • Societal Institute of the Mathematical Sciences
    97 Parish Road South
    New Canaan, CT 06840
    Fax: 203/972-6069

Ethical Implications

Genomic Information: Ethical Implications, an intensive, advanced-level course, will be held November 4-8 at the University of Washington, Seattle. Partly sponsored by the National Center for Human Genome Research, the course will include an introduction to relevant methods and issues in bioethics for scientists and an introduction to the scientific and clinical features of the genome project for bioethics/humanities scholars. The workshop aims to promote discussion and sound analysis of the ethical and social issues that will arise from data produced in the genome project.

Fifteen participants from each discipline will be selected. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply, and two fee waivers are available. Applications are due July 19. This workshop will also be offered June 15-19, 1992.


  • Inge Boulanger
    Department of Medical History and Ethics, SB-20
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, WA 98195


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