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Human Genome News, July 1993; 5(2)

NCHGR Documents

The following documents, updated for 1993, are available from the NIH National Center of Human Genome Research (NCHGR); Office of Communications; Bldg. 38A, Room 617; 9000 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20892 (301/402-0911, Fax: /480-2770).

Genome Marker Catalog. The latest edition, which reflects the remarkable increase in the number of highly informative markers, lists 4 times more index-quality markers and interim maps than the March 1992 catalog. Characterized by a heterozygosity of at least 70%, the markers include restriction fragment length polymorphisms and markers based on microsatellites or other DNA sequences. The catalog, an interim summary of the index marker/framework map project [see HGN 3(2), 1-2 (July 1991)], also contains information on accessing the markers and using them to localize genetic markers to specific intervals.

Genome Report Card. This publication provides a yearly overview of progress toward Human Genome Project mapping and sequencing goals. For each human chromosome, the report card lists the number of mapped genes, genetic marker locations, number of sequence tagged sites, contig length and position, and the number of base pairs of sequenced DNA. Data in the 1993 report card are presented in a simplified format that includes 1992 totals for comparison.

Funding Opportunities for the Human Genome Project. A listing is provided of all the program announcements and information statements related to NCHGR funding in support of the Human Genome Project.

The Human Genome Project: New Tools for Tomorrow's Health Research. This 19-page booklet, published in September 1992, explains the basic science of the Human Genome Project, reviews its history, and briefly assesses progress.


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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.