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Human Genome News, January 1993; 4(5)

Japanese Rice Genome Program Publishes Newsletter

The Rice Genome Research Program (RGP) of Japan produces Rice Genome, a newsletter devoted to plant genome mapping and analysis. The publication aims to enhance international cooperative research efforts for rice genome analysis and for the isolation and utilization of useful rice genes in plant breeding and biotechnology. Objectives of the program's first stage, which is expected to last 7 years, are to provide a physical map with DNA clones and a linkage map with markers in at least 2000 positions. In addition, cDNA catalogs will be made from different rice tissues (roots, leaves, etc.) for isolation of agronomically important genes.

Newsletter available free of charge: Editorial Office of Rice Genome; National Institute of Agrobiological Resources; 2-1-2, Kannondai; Tsukuba; Ibaraki 305, Japan [(Int.) 81/298-38-7469, Fax: (Int.) 81/298/38-7468].


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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.