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Human Genome News, January 1998; 9:(1-2)

New MIM Edition

For many years, Mendelian Inheritance in Man (MIM): A Catalog of Human Genes and Genetic Disorders by Victor McKusick and his colleagues (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) has been the principal source of information on inherited diseases for clinical geneticists and other medical practitioners. The expanded 12th edition, issued in three volumes, includes over 9000 entries (2000 new), along with new and enhanced features, mapping information on some 4000 genes of known function, and information on specific point mutations responsible for 700 genetic disorders or neoplasms (1997, 3792 pp.). An online version is also accessible (http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim).

The portable CD-ROM edition, MIM CD-ROM, includes all the data grouped by mode of inheritance. Updated and issued four times a year, the CD-ROM also includes a synopsis of the human gene map, a powerful search engine, and a full-color archive of over 500 relevant images (1997). [Johns Hopkins University Press, 800/537-5487, Fax: 410/516-6998]

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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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.