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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, March 1993; 4(6)

HUGO, UNESCO Sponsor Course on Data Banks, Computer Support in Moscow

An international lecture course on Data Banks and Computer Support of the Human Genome Project is planned for September 13-17 in Moscow to disseminate information on data banks in molecular biology and genome studies. Attendees will discuss data bank structure; applied program packages; and the retrieval and use of databases of biological sequences, human genes, physical mapping, medical genetics, and proteins. Special attention will be given to integrating scientists from Eastern Europe and developing countries into international information networks. Hardware and software conforming to world standards will be provided, along with detailed information on databases and software available in Russia. The course is hosted by Andrei Mirzabekov of the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology.

Sponsored by HUGO and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the classes are open to qualified scientists from all countries. The $500 registration fee includes accommodations and meals, but attendees must cover their own travel expenses. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to Valentina Tsitovich; Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology; Vavilov St. 32; Moscow 117984, Russia [Int. Fax: 7(095) 135-14-05; E-mail: or].


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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.