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1997 Santa Fe Highlights
Human Genome Project Administration
In the News
Software and the Internet
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Last year the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research invited an independent group of physicists and engineers (JASON group, run by Mitre Corporation) to review the technology, quality-control, and informatics components of the DOE Human Genome Program. The group released its first advisory report in January. Recommendations emphasize development of advanced technology; improvements in current technology; and establishment of a standardized, quantitative program for data-quality assessment.
A report summary by JASON member Steven Koonin (California Institute of Technology) and commentary were published in the January 2 issue of Science. A response by Phil Green (University of Washington) to specific points in the report was published in the February 20 issue of Science, and a more detailed commentary by Green is available on the Web [http://bozeman.genome.washington.edu/ScienceLetter/JasonComments.html].
The DOE Human Genome Program recently announced a Request for Applications for instrumentation research to develop substantial evolutionary improvements in current systems and novel revolutionary technologies for efficient genomic analyses. See article.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v9n3).
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.