The 14th International Mouse Genome Conference will be held in Narita, Japan, November 6 through
November 10, 2000.
Registration and abstract deadline is July 15, 2000.
For further information, please see http://genome.rtc.riken.gojp/IMGC2000.html or email: genome-
Opportunity for Obtaining the Sequence of Mouse DNA of Particularly High Biomedical Interest.
Next Receipt Date: June 1, 2000.
As part of the NIH Mouse Genome Sequencing Network’s effort to determine the complete DNA sequence
of the laboratory mouse, strain C57BL/6J, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), has
initiated a program that will allow investigators to obtain the sequence of specific regions of the mouse
genome. While the initial emphasis of the Network will be on producing a working draft sequence of the
entire mouse genome, some of the available sequencing capacity will be devoted to particular regions
which have special significance for advancing biomedical research. Any investigator interested in obtain-
ing the sequence of a specific region of the mouse genome which has been identified in the RPCI 23 BAC
library may submit a short, Web-based request describing the region, its importance, and its readiness to
be sequenced. A panel of peer reviewers will consider the requests and advise the NHGRI on the priority
of the regions requested. Those judged to be sufficiently important to warrant priority sequencing will be
listed for the centers engaged in mouse genomic sequencing to choose and sequence, up to the maximum
capacity available for this activity. There will be no cost to investigators seeking this sequencing service;
the sequencing will be done by centers that have already been funded through the Network. However, as
with all sequence data generated by the Human Genome Project, unfinished data will be submitted to
GenBank within 24 hours of generation of 2kb assemblies, and finished data as soon as completed. No
sequence data will be made available to the requestor prior to public release. All publications using this
data must acknowledge the publicly funded sequencing effort.
For a more complete description of the program and to access the request form, please visit our website:
Submission Dates for 2000: February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1, December 1.
To discuss programmatic issues contact: Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
MD 20892-2033. Email: email@example.com; TEL: (301) 496-7531.
To discuss review issues contact: Jerry Roberts, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
20892-2032. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; TEL: (301) 402-0838.
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