Human Genome Project Information Archive

Archive Site Provided for Historical Purposes

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program

Human Genome News Archive Edition
go to list of issues »

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

NSGC Paper on Predisposition Testing

"Predisposition Genetic Testing for Late-Onset Disorders in Adults: A Position Paper of the NSGC" appeared in the October 15, 1997, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 278(15), 1217-1220. Written by Wendy McKinnon and other members of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the paper puts forth NSGC's recommendations for comprehensive genetic counseling and education by professionals who offer predisposition testing.

Back to Table of Contents

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).

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.