Announcements Incorporating Mouse Genome Mammalian Genome 11, 713 (2000). © Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000 DOI: 10.1007/s003350010181 Call for Applications: Mouse Genotyping at the Center for In- The 14th International Mouse Genome Conference will be held herited Disease Research (CIDR) ( <http:// in Narita, Japan, November 6 through November 10, 2000.> Registration and abstract deadline is July 15, 2000. The Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) is an NIH- For further information, please see http://genome.rtc.riken.gojp/ IMGC2000.html or email: supported resource providing high throughput genotyping ser- vices to research efforts that are attempting to identify genetic Opportunity for Obtaining the Sequence of Mouse DNA of loci and allelic variants involved in human disease. Beginning Particularly High Biomedical Interest. Next Receipt Date: Au- with the July 1, 2000 application submission deadline, the Center gust 1, 2000. will offer genotyping services to investigators conducting map- As part of the NIH Mouse Genome Sequencing Network’s effort ping studies with inbred strains of mice. Using DNA samples to determine the complete DNA sequence of the laboratory mouse, provided by the principal investigator, CIDR will carry out ge- strain C57BL/6J, the National Human Genome Research Institute nome-wide scans using automated fluorescent technology to ge- (NHGRI), has initiated a program that will allow investigators to notype microsatellite markers. All data will remain the property obtain the sequence of specific regions of the mouse genome. of the principal investigator and will be returned once the studies While the initial emphasis of the Network will be on producing a at CIDR are complete. A total of 47 inbred strains have been working draft sequence of the entire mouse genome, some of the typed. A list of the strains, along with allele sizes for ~ 300 mark- available sequencing capacity will be devoted to particular regions ers, is available on the CIDR web site. Only mouse map- which have special significance for advancing biomedical re- ping projects requesting whole genome scans totaling at least search. Any investigator interested in obtaining the sequence of a 10,000 genotypes (DNA sample × microsatellite marker) will be specific region of the mouse genome which has been identified in accepted. the RPCI 23 BAC library may submit a short, Web-based request CIDR is a joint effort by eleven participating institutes at NIH: describing the region, its importance, and its readiness to be se- the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Eye Institute quenced. A panel of peer reviewers will consider the requests and (NEI), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), advise the NHGRI on the priority of the regions requested. Those the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of judged to be sufficiently important to warrant priority sequencing Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National will be listed for the centers engaged in mouse genomic sequenc- Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the Na- ing to choose and sequence, up to the maximum capacity available tional Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for this activity. There will be no cost to investigators seeking this (NIDCD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Na- sequencing service; the sequencing will be done by centers that tional Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS), the have already been funded through the Network. However, as with National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National all sequence data generated by the Human Genome Project, un- Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). CIDR is finished data will be submitted to GenBank within 24 hours of located at the Bayview Research Campus of the Johns Hopkins generation of 2kb assemblies, and finished data as soon as com- University and is operated by the University through a contract pleted. No sequence data will be made available to the requestor from the NIH. prior to public release. All publications using this data must ac- Investigators whose mapping projects are supported by one of knowledge the publicly funded sequencing effort. the eleven NIH Institutes participating in CIDR will receive free For a more complete description of the program and to access genotyping. Other investigators are eligible to use CIDR on a fee the request form, please visit our website: for service basis. science/models/mouse/mouseseq/index.html. Access to CIDR is open to all investigators on a competi- Submission Dates for 2000: February 1, April 1, June 1, August tive basis through peer review. For a more complete description 1, October 1, December 1. of CIDR, including specific application procedures, visit our Web- To discuss programmatic issues contact: Bettie J. Graham, site at <>. Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-2033. If you would like additional information, contact Dr. Jerry Ro- Email:; TEL: (301) 496-7531. berts, Scientific Review Administrator and Executive Director, To discuss review issues contact: Jerry Roberts, Ph.D., National CIDR Board of Governors, in the NHGRI Office of Scientific Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-2032. E-mail: Review.; TEL: (301) 402-0838. Application Deadlines: March 1, July 1, November 1. Mammalian Genome Springer Journals


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