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Human Genome Sciences Advances Oncology Portfolio
Date:4/16/2008

e proteins known as TRAIL receptors 1 and 2, respectively. Using genomic techniques, HGS originally identified the TRAIL receptor 1 and 2 proteins. HGS is developing its TRAIL receptor antibodies as potential treatments for a broad range of cancers.

Conference Call

HGS management will hold a conference call to discuss this announcement today at 5 PM Eastern time. Participants may listen to the call by dialing 800-930-1344 or 913-312-1416, passcode 8678241, five to 10 minutes before the start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available for several days by dialing 888-203-1112 or 719-457-0820, passcode 8678241. This conference call also will be webcast. Interested parties who wish to listen to the webcast should visit the Human Genome Sciences website at http://www.hgsi.com. The archive of the conference call will be made available within a few hours after the call and will remain available for several days.

About Human Genome Sciences

The mission of HGS is to apply great science and great medicine to bring innovative drugs to patients with unmet medical needs.

The HGS clinical development pipeline includes novel drugs to treat hepatitis C, lupus, inhalation anthrax, cancer and other immune-mediated diseases. The Company's primary focus is rapid progress toward the commercialization of its two key lead drugs, Albuferon(R) for hepatitis C and LymphoStat-B(R) (belimumab) for lupus. Phase 3 clinical trials of both drugs are ongoing.

ABthrax(TM) (raxibacumab) is in late-stage development for the treatment of inhalation anthrax, and the Company is on track to begin the delivery in fall 2008 of 20,000 doses of ABthrax to the Strategic National Stockpile under a contract entered into with the U.S. Government in June 2006. Other HGS drugs in clinical development include two TRAIL receptor antibodies for the treatment of cancer. HGS1029, a small-molecule antagonist of I
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