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Human Genome News, March 1992; 3(6)

Michigan Center Provides Samples, Tours

The Genome Education Program of the University of Michigan Human Genome Center will supply high school science teachers with the following materials for performing laboratory exercises on cytogenetics and sequencing:

  1. Kit containing chromosomes from cultured rodent cell lines, ready to drop onto slides and stain, with complete directions for carrying out the exercise and a description of how the cells were prepared. $5.00 to cover the cost of postage.
  2. Packet entitled Unraveling Life, Sequencing the Human Genome, which gives background information on the theory behind sequencing, different sequencing techniques, and the application of this technology to modern genetics. Contains diagrams and real sequencing autoradiographs that allow students to read the sequence of a piece of DNA. Free except for return postage on autoradiographs.

The education program at the Human Genome Center conducts 1-hour onsite tours of center laboratories for classes and extracurricular groups. The number of tours each month is limited to minimize disturbance to the research. Contact: Paula Gregory, Education Director; Human Genome Center; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109; 313/764-8050.


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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.