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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, July 1991; 3(2)

HHMI Publishes Book on Genome Research

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, published in May a softcover book, Blazing a Genetic Trail (56 pages). Written in nontechnical language, the report contains articles on such topics as the successful search for the cystic fibrosis gene, the usefulness of mice and large human families to medical geneticists, a young investigator's quest for the genetic cause of his own disease, and the future of genetic research.

A limited number of copies are available free of charge. Requests from teachers have priority. Order: Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Communications Office; 6701 Rockledge Drive; Bethesda, MD 20817-9866; 301/571-0330 or contact HGMIS at


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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v3n2).

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.