In April 1992, however, Watson resigned from the NCHGR
, displeased that the NIH had been filing for patents on thousands of partial genes whose functions were mostly unknown.
The scientific effort is spearheaded by the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Program (ELSI) at NCHGR
. It covers a variety of issues:
* National Library of Medicine (NLM) Building 38A Bethesda, Maryland 20894 National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR
Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR
) at the National Institute of Health (NIH), has served on the executive council of the Human Genome Organization and participated in the cloning of genes for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease.