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Human Genome News, May-June 1995; 7(1)


Wisconsin BioIssues

The June issue of Wisconsin BioIssues, published by the University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center (UWBC), focuses on biotechnology education and resources. Subscriptions free. [UWBC Documents; 1710 University Ave.; Madison, WI 53705 (608/262-2604, Fax: -6748)]

NSF Publishes Arabidopsis Booklet

Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Research Project. Progress Report: Year Four (1995, NSF 95-43) summarizes project status and achievements and makes recommendations for the future. The 48-page booklet includes traditional scientific reports and a collection of brief articles for a more general audience. The text is available electronically via the Internet on the National Science Foundation Home Page (http://www.nsf.gov), and a hard copy may be ordered at pubs@nsf.gov. [Contact: Machi Dilworth (703/306-1422, mdilwort@nsf.gov)]

Mouse Genetics Book

Mouse Genetics: Concepts and Applications by Lee M. Silver (Princeton University) is designed for both advanced students and practicing scientists interested in understanding and using the mouse as a model system for genomic analysis. The first half of the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the mouse, including a history of the field; mouse phylogenetic relationships; standard crosses, nomenclature, and specialized strains; reproduction and breeding; genome organization and evolution; and an overview of mutagenesis and transgenesis.The second half is aimed at the practicing geneticist, with detailed approaches to breeding experiments and interpreting mapping data. A discussion of statistical analysis as it applies to well-defined experimental crosses is provided, along with graphs and tables for interpreting linkage data derived from recombinant inbred strain and backcross studies. Although focused on the mouse as a model system, much of the material applies equally to mapping studies in other experimental mammals. 1995, 376 pages. [Oxford University Press (800/451-7556)]

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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.