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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January 1993; 4(5)

Chromosome Maps Chosen Runner-Up Science Molecule of the Year

Chromosome maps were the first runner-up to nitric oxide in the Science competition for 1992 Molecule of the Year [see Science 256, 1862-65 (December 18, 1992)]. To be eligible, a scientific advance must have earned a place in scientific history in a particular year. The article cited 1992 as a landmark year for the Human Genome Project because scientists completed high-resolution physical maps for two human chromosomes, as well as two separate genetic linkage maps of the whole genome. The article also reported that the goal of mapping the entire human genome by 1995 is now clearly within reach.

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.