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Human Genome News, July-September 1996; 8(1)

New Web Site on Genetics and Public Issues

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, publishes a wide array of resources in its Genetics and Public Issues site on the Internet (http://www.ncgr.org/). The site includes information on such inherited illnesses as breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease; full-text documents including congressional bills relating to genetics and privacy; and articles about genetics and medical care, confidentiality and privacy, discrimination, support groups, treatments, and gene therapy. NCGR's Genetics and Public Issues program was created in response to the need for information about medical and social implications of genetic research.

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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.