Opportunity for Obtaining the Sequence of Mouse DNA of
Particularly High Biomedical Interest. Submission dates: Feb-
ruary 1 and April 1, 2001.
The purpose of this Notice is to inform the scientific community
that the NIH Mouse BAC Sequencing Program will be continued.
The next two receipt dates are February 1 and April 1, 2001.
In January 2000, the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
through the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
initiated a program whereby scientists who could demonstrate that
a BAC clone or contig (C57BL/6J strain only) was of high bio-
medical significance could request that the BAC(s) be sequenced
free of charge to the requestor. This sequencing service is provided
by several sequencing centers that have been funded through the
NIH- supported Mouse Genome Sequencing Network (http://
The NIH has developed a web-based process for the submission
and review of requests. This allows for a rapid response to re-
quests. In general, once a request has been approved, it takes be-
tween 90–120 days for the sequencing centers to start generat-
ing data. All sequence data generated by the NIH-supported
Mouse Genome Sequencing Network is subject to the “Bermuda
Rules.” The data are rapidly released into GenBank; unfinished
data are submitted within 24 hours of generation of 2kb assem-
blies, and finished data as soon as completed. All data are depos-
ited in GenBank.
Details about the program and how to apply for access to this
resource can be found at this website: http://www.nih.gov/science/
Inquiries: Telephone, electronic and/or written inquiries are
To discuss programmatic issues related to this program, please
contact: Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D., National Human Genome
Research Institute, Telephone: (301) 496-7531, E-mail:
To discuss review issues related to this program, please contact:
Jerry Roberts, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute,
National Institutes of Health, Phone: (301) 402-0838.
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