The Genes Have It!  March 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the Santa Fe Workshop, which brought together participants from government, academia, and the private sector to explore the possibility of sequencing the human genome.  This Workshop was sponsored by DOE and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). It met the goal of Charles DeLisi, then Associate Director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER), by laying out an approach to sequence the human genome.  The Human Genome Project (HGP) was formalized in mid-February 1990.  More Information  

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Remarkable advances in science are widely recognized when they lead to the Nobel Prize or the Enrico Fermi Award. Research and development accomplishments are exemplified by over one hundred ten (110) Nobel Laureates associated with the Department of Energy and/or predecessor agencies and by sixty (60) Enrico Fermi Award winners. DOE R&D Accomplishments provides information about these Nobel Laureates, the Enrico Fermi Laureates, and their outstanding achievements.

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