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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January-March 1996; 7(5)

MGD Release 3.1 Enhancements

Release 3.1 of the Mouse Genome Database (MGD) ( offers the following enhancements:

  • Access to the new Gene Expression Database (GXD) Index, a collection of references indexed by gene-expression-data content.
  • Chromosome Committee 1995 reports in hypertext format for enhanced readability and in original format for downloading via ftp.
  • Mammalian Homology information in "Oxford Grid" format, which provides an overview of homology between two selected species.
  • Linkage map tool for generating mouse chromosome map displays with options to view homologies, specify a chromosomal region, or add markers to a map. Retrieved maps can be displayed using the Encyclopedia of the Mouse Genome application or formatted as PostScript files for printing.

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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.