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Genes and Justice
The Growing Impact of the New Genetics on the Courts

November-December 1999  Vol 83(3)

This symposium issue of the law journal Judicature focuses on the growing societal impact of DNA technology and some of the genetics-related issues that courts will confront in the near future.  Funding for publication of this issue and distribution to judges nationwide was provided in part by the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues component of the Department of Energy's Human Genome Program (HGP) as part of its continuing effort to educate and alert the judiciary to the expected flood of genetics-related cases. Several article authors are HGP grantees.


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.