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Vol. 2, No. 43, July 24, 2000

Using Digital Mapping to
Combat West Nile Virus
It's b-a-a-a-c-k! In the summer of 2000, few projects are as important as the work the U.S. Geological Survey is doing to track and help manage the spread of West Nile virus, a strain of encephalitis that in 1999 left 62 people in New York infected and seven of them dead.


Visit Yellowstone
National Park

Millions of people visit Yellowstone National Park every year. Millions also visit the official website. They enjoy both experiences.

Everything You Need to Know about the Amazing Human Genome Project
On June 26 with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Clinton announced that the international Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics Corporation have both completed an initial sequencing of the genetic blueprint for human beings. More than 1,000 researchers across six nations have laid out nearly all 3 billion letters of our genetic code. On this webpage, you'll find documents and a webcast detailing this scientific feat that will revolutionize the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of most human diseases.

HUD Walks Away from E-Gov
Conference with Armful of Awards

Housing and Urban Development may have to build a trophy room for its many website awards. The agency's main Homes and Communities website received the first E-Citizen Services Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And other awards just kept coming.

In This Issue

West Nile Virus


Human Genome

HUD Awards

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