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Human Genome News, March 1993; 4(6)

Genome-Related Publications

Gene Mapping: Using Law and Ethics as Guides, edited by George Annas (Boston University) and Sherman Elias (University of Tennessee, Memphis), brings together essays by some of the nation's leading experts in genetics, medicine, health law, history and philosophy of science, and medical ethics. These essays assess the state of modern human genetics and the Human Genome Project and explore legal and ethical guidelines for preventing misuse of genetic information. The book was developed from a January 1991 workshop supported by the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research in Bethesda, Maryland. 1992, $39.95. [Oxford University Press, Inc.; 2001 Evans Rd.; Cary, NC 27513 (800/451-7556 or 919/677-0977, Fax: -1303).]

geneWATCH is a bimonthly newsletter published by the Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG), a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to create a forum for discussing, evaluating, and distributing information about the social impact of genetic engineering. geneWATCH covers social issues in genetics and biotechnology and includes a bibliography of recently published resources as well as reviews of pertinent books and reports. Individual subscriptions, $24 for 6 issues. [Contact: CRG, 19 Garden Street; Cambridge, MA 02138 (617/868-0870).]

The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups has released the following two publications:

  • Health Insurance Resource Guide provides a basic understanding of the U.S. health insurance system and serves as a guide to finding information, particularly for people with genetic disorders. $10. [March of Dimes, Supply Department; 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue; White Plains, NY 10605.]
  • Directory of National Genetic Voluntary Organizations and Related Resources links service providers and consumers with appropriate support organizations and agencies. $10. [Alliance of Genetic Support Groups; 35 Wisconsin Circle, #440; Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7015.]

Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 61, 243-62 (December 1992) contains a complete report of the First International Human Chromosome 12 Workshop [HGN 4(5), 12 (January 1993)] held September 18-20, 1992, at Oxford University.

Gnome News, published quarterly by the U.K. Human Genome Mapping Project (HGMP), reports news from the HGMP Resource Center; information on genome research and relevant databases and software; descriptions of computing courses, services, and facilities; and listings of resources related to humans and model organisms. Announcements of workshops and meetings of interest to the genome community are included, along with reference library news and Genome Data Base updates. [Subscriptions available without charge from Christine Bates; HGMP Resource Center; Clinical Research Center; Watford Road, Harrow, HA13UJ (Int. 44-81/869-3446, Fax: -3807).]


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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.