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UCSC to host public forum on human genome research

image of human bodyIn 1985, a group of eminent biologists gathered at UCSC to discuss a radical proposal put forth by molecular biologist Robert Sinsheimer, then chancellor of the UCSC campus. His idea was to launch a massive project to determine the complete DNA sequence of the human genome. It would be five years before the Human Genome Project was officially launched, and 10 more before project leaders announced with great fanfare the completion of a working draft of the human genome sequence. This summer, many of the participants in the historic 1985 meeting will gather again at UCSC. MORE

CURRENTS ONLINE is produced every two weeks during the summer. The next issue will be posted on Monday, July 9.

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June 25-July 8, 2001
Vol. 5, No. 43

UCSC ranked second worldwide in physical science research

UCSC buys cogeneration plants to get backup power for campus core

Bay Tree Bookstore closing to get new store ready for July 9 opening

UCSC graduate who earned doctorate at 78 tells the story of her life

Carnegie gives $240,000 to fund study of Islamic social movements

President Atkinson says UC is pursuing both access and excellence

Summer bringing a rush of construction projects to UCSC

UC employees given service credit for time worked in temporary positions


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