Human Genome Organization (HUGO)

Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) is the international organisation of scientists involved in human genetics. Over the years, HUGO has played an essential role behind the scenes of the Human Genome Project, helping to promote international collaborative efforts to study the human genome and the myriad issues raised by knowledge of the genome.

HUGO is entering the 20th year of its history and is making an inflection in its direction – seeking the biological meaning of its information content. To this end, HUGO is focusing on the medical implications of genomic knowledge. Moving forward, HUGO is also working to enhance the genomic capabilities in the emerging countries of the world.