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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, September-December 1995; 7(3-4):12

BAC Clone Web Pages

Information, protocols, and selected references on constructing and using BAC clones and libraries are accessible via the Home Page ( of the Genome Research Laboratory at California Institute of Technology. Melvin Simon's group at Caltech developed BACs to clone and stably maintain large DNA fragments [Shizuya et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 89, 8794-97 (1992) and Kim et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 23(10), 1838-39 (1995)]. Cytogenetic BAC maps are also available via WWW at

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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.