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Human Genome News, January 1998; 9:(1-2)
In 1995 and 1996, leaders in genetics and primary healthcare met at Cold Spring Harbor, New York, to consider how genetic advances could benefit public health and to discuss the integration of genetic knowledge and technologies into mainstream medicine. The book Toward the 21st Century: Incorporating Genetics into Primary Health Care summarizes the meetings and lays out such key concerns as adequate training of healthcare providers; ensuring access to appropriate care; and patient autonomy including ethical, social, and cultural considerations. Paper, 100 pp., 1997. [Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 10 Skyline Dr.; Plainview, NY 11803-2500 (800/843-4388 or 516/349-1930, Fax: -1946, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.cshl.org)]
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v9n1).
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.