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Human Genome News, January 1998; 9:(1-2)
"Exploring the Human Genome" is an expanded 24-page issue of Your World/Our World: Biotechnology and You. The colorful magazine, developed by the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association (PBA) for teaching biotechnology to students in grades 7 through 10, is also appropriate for adult lay audiences. Articles and learning activities explore the Human Genome Project; DNA structure and function; genes, proteins, and genetic disease; mapping; invention of the polymerase chain reaction; informatics; Huntington’s Disease; and ELSI implications of genome research. This special genome issue is made available in part by DOE, which provided a complimentary copy to every 7th- to 10th-grade U.S. science teacher (about 40,000).
Building on concepts introduced in the Human Genome issue, the 15-page "New Diagnostics" issue of Your World/ Our World is devoted to techniques used to detect disease. Articles cover such topics as immuno- and genetic diagnostics, strep throat control, and safeguarding the blood bank. Sample copy of Human Genome issue and price list available from HGMIS (see contact information on p. 10). [PBA, 800/796-5806 or 814/238-4080, Fax: -4081, 73150.1623@compuserve.Com]
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.