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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, September 1991; 3(3)

Robbins Joins Library, Genome Data Base

On August 1, Robert J. Robbins assumed the post of Director of the Laboratory for Applied Research in Academic Information, William H. Welch Medical Library, at Johns Hopkins University. He will also perform the duties of principal investigator for the informatics core of the Genome Data Base, located at Hopkins, where he will oversee the work of the computational staff. Robbins will serve as informatics liaison to other databases such as GenBank® and to national and international scientists performing genome-related research in laboratories and centers.

Robbins came to Hopkins from the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he was Program Director for Database Activities in the Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences; he was also detailed part time as an informatics advisor to the DOE Human Genome Program. Before joining NSF in 1987, Robbins was an associate professor in the departments of biological science and zoology at Michigan State University.

Newsletter To Feature Genome Data Base

The November Human Genome News will be largely focused on GDB, now jointly sponsored by NIH and DOE, and future issues will feature a page for GDB news and information.


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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.