Meeting Report: 16th International Mouse Genome Conference

Meeting Report: 16th International Mouse Genome Conference Stacie K. Loftus National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Genetic Disease Research Branch, 49 Convent Dr., Building 49, Room 4A67, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA Received: 12 March 2003 / Accepted: 10 May 2003 The 16th International Mouse Genome Conference functional components of non-coding genomic convened in the Adam’s Mark Hotel situated on the DNA. River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting was A first look at data obtained from detailed cross- organized by Monica Justice and ran from November species comparisons of human and mouse genomic 17–20, 2002. The wealth of information that can be sequence was presented by Attila Kumanovics (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) obtained from using the recently completed draft sequence of the mouse genome was evident from the and John Hancock (Medical Research Council [MRC] themes presented throughout the meeting: compar- Mammalian Genetics Unit). Dr. Kumanovics de- ative sequence analysis, genome mutagenesis, posi- scribed the sequence comparison analysis of the 129/ tional candidate cloning, QTL analyses, and SVJ mouse MHC class 1 region of mouse 17 to that modeling of human disease. of the corresponding human region. This focused, One major theme included detailed cross-species region-specific analysis identified both conserved Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

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