Mouse genetics 2011: meeting report

Mouse genetics 2011: meeting report Mamm Genome (2012) 23:225–231 DOI 10.1007/s00335-012-9390-6 MEE T ING R EPO R T • • John K. Simmons Jessica C. Amlin-Van Schaick • • Thomas R. Geiger Karlyne Reilly Kent Hunter Beverly A. Mock Received: 9 December 2011 / Accepted: 5 January 2012 / Published online: 23 February 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (outside the USA) 2012 Introduction Overarching themes: highlights from the keynote address and Verne Chapman Lecture Mouse Genetics 2011 was organized by the Genetics Society of America in Washington, DC, as a joint meeting Francis Collins, director of the US National Institutes of of the 25th International Mammalian Genome Conference Health, delivered the keynote address entitled ‘‘Mickey, and the 10th Complex Traits Community Meeting. Mendel, and the Medical Magic of Mouse Genetics.’’ In his While celebrating the incredible progress made by the talk, Collins provided a brief overview of the current large field in the last 25 years, this year’s joint meeting illumi- NIH-sponsored efforts related to mouse models for nated the incredible possibility for the future. As genome- understanding human disease and biology, including the level studies have revolutionized the pace for discovering $47.2 million Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP, kom- the genetic underpinnings of human Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

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