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TitleInformation on a Major New Initiative: Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome (1986 DOE Memorandum)
Author(s)DeLisi, Charles (Associate Director, Health and Environmental Research, DOE Office of Energy Research)
Publication DateMay 06, 1986
Unique IdentifierACC0458
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 1054349
Research OrgU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Research (ER) (United States))
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Research (ER)
Subject59 Basic Biological Sciences
Related Web PagesHuman Genome Research: Decoding DNA
AbstractIn the history of the Human Genome Program, Dr. Charles DeLisi and Dr. Alvin Trivelpiece of the Department of Energy (DOE) were instrumental in moving the seeds of the program forward. This May 1986 memo from DeLisi to Trivelpiece, Director of DOE's Office of Energy Research, documents this fact. Following the March 1986 Santa Fe workshop on the subject of mapping and sequencing the human genome, DeLisi's memo outlines workshop conclusions, explains the relevance of this project to DOE and the importance of the Department's laboratories and capabilities, notes the critical experience of DOE in managing projects of this scale and potential magnitude, and recognizes the fact that the project will impact biomedical science in ways which could not be fully anticipated at the time. Subsequently, program guidance was further sought from the DOE Health Effects Research Advisory Committee (HERAC) and the April 1987 HERAC report recommended that DOE and the nation commit to a large, multidisciplinary, scientific and technological undertaking to map and sequence the human genome.
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