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Human Genome News, January-June 1997; 8:(3-4)
A new consortium of companies has signed a 5-year arrangement with Eric Lander's group at Whitehead Institute-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (WIMIT) to develop automated systems for analyzing gene and protein activities in normal and diseases cells. Bristol-Myers Squibb, Affymetrix, and Milennium Pharmaceuticals are contributing $40 million in cash and equipment in return for commercial rights to technologies developed under the program.
2013: Post-production note: Many of the mouse resources have changed since this article was written. http://www.informatics.jax.org/ is a current, comprehensive resource.
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v8n3).
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.