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Human Genome News, July-August 1995; 7(2):4


NCHGR Newsletter Available

NCHGR Today a four-page quarterly update on activities at the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) Division of Intramural Research, includes information about NCHGR personnel, latest developments in genetic research, and upcoming events. [Free subscription: NCHGR Office of Communications (301/402-0911, Fax: -2218, LeslieF@od.nchgr.gov)]

Magazine on Biophotonics

Biophotonics International is a new bimonthly magazine designed to provide the latest information on photonic products and systems to researchers and industries that are using photonic technology in medical or biotechnological products and procedures. The magazine will address solutions for both clinical and research applications. [Laurin Publishing Co.; Pittsfield, MA (413/499-0514, Fax: /442-3180, photonics@mcimail.com)]

Electronic Journal on Molecular Biology

GENE-COMBIS, part of the journal Gene, is a new online electronic journal devoted to computing problems that arise in the molecular biology field. Edited by Michael Ashburner (University of Cambridge) and Nathan Goodman (Whitehead Institute), GENE-COMBIS includes online articles, alerting service, discussion forum, user directory, and recommended software. It links to other bibliographical references and databases for rapid, direct submission and retrieval of sequences and source codes mentioned in the articles. Anonymous peer reviews are included with the papers, which are published on WWW 8 to 10 days after approval by the editors and later in hard copy in Gene. The service is directly available to scientists at institutes that maintain a hard-copy subscription to Gene. Individual subscription charges for others will be waived for the first year of operation (ending July 31, 1996), but a unique identifier is required for access to all components. This identifier is obtained through a subscription application (follow the option "access registration") from the GENE-COMBIS Home Page http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/genecombis and http://www.elsevier.com/locate/genecombis.

Next HGN To Highlight Progress

On October 1, the Human Genome Project will celebrate its fifth anniversary. To commemorate this event, the next issue of HGN will highlight progress made over the last 5 years in achieving project goals.

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v7n2).

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.