Digital Mapping to Combat
West Nile Virus
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.
of people visit Yellowstone National Park every year. Millions
also visit the official website. They enjoy both experiences.
You Need to Know about the Amazing Human Genome Project
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.
Walks Away from E-Gov
Conference with Armful of Awards
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