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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, March 1994; 5(6)

Project Goals

  • Orient state and federal judges on possible litigation issues involving biomedical science, especially new discoveries in molecular and population genetics, genetic testing, and gene therapy.
  • Provide a conceptual base and essential vocabulary so cases will be easier to understand and manage when they arise.
  • Link cases and statutory law to a basic understanding of relevant science.
  • Assist judges in screening the validity of scientific evidence presented in genetic-testing and gene-therapy cases.

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v5n6).

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.