2003 Release: Where to Be in April 2003

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIH News Advisory

Where to Be in April 2003!

BETHESDA, Md., February 10, 2003 - April 2003 will witness the completion of the human genome sequence. To mark this historic accomplishment, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are holding a landmark scientific symposium on April 14-15 that will feature some of the biggest names in genetics of the past 50 years including: James Watson, Francis Collins, Marshall Nirenberg and Stanley Cohen.

NHGRI and DOE will also hold a news conference, tentatively scheduled for 11:30 a.m., EST on April 14, to announce the finished sequence of the human genome and the publication of a bold new vision for the future of genomics research.

Both events are being held at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Md.

Other Planned Events:

NHGRI has planned many other events for April 2003. Information is being posted as it becomes available at www.genome.gov/About/April2003.

NHGRI is one of the 27 institutes and centers at the NIH, which is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Geoff Spencer
Phone: (301) 451-8325
E-mail: spencerg@mail.nih.gov

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