NIH News Alert
National Human
Genome Research Institute

Friday, February 9, 2001
CONTACT: Geoff Spencer
(301) 402-0911

International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium

Monday, February 12
First Analysis of Human Genome

10-11:30 a.m. Press Conference
The Capital Hilton, Federal Ballroom, 16th and K. St., N.W., Washington D.C.

The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium will describe the sequencing and analysis of the human genome to be published next week in Nature magazine. Celera Genomics will describe their work to be published in Science magazine. The press conference will be videocast at

1:30-2:15 p.m. Multi-Media Educational Kit Demonstration
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Rooms E1-E2, Bethesda, MD

The Human Genome Project releases a new multimedia educational kit for grades 9-12. The educational kit includes an interactive CD-ROM, an award-winning video documentary on the Human Genome Project, a commemorative wall poster, and an informational brochure.

2:30-5:30 p.m. Scientific Symposium
National Institutes of Health, NIH Clinical Center, Building 10, Masur Auditorium, Bethesda, MD

The National Human Genome Research Institute kicks off a five-part lecture series, "Insights from the DNA Sequence of the Human Genome." A list of speakers can be viewed at This lecture will be videocast at