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Genetics in Medicine
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Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
Mouse Resources Critical to Understanding Human Genome
Some 60 scientists met for 3 days in March 1998 in Bethesda, Maryland, to define priorities for producing resources to make the mouse a more valuable tool for understanding mammalian biology. Convened by NIH Director Harold Varmus, the Mouse Genomics and Genetics Resources Working Group's recommendations, as summarized by cochairs William Dove (University of Wisconsin) and David Cox (Stanford University), are outlined below. Total direct costs for the first year are estimated at $49.3 million.
The first follow-up meeting was held in October 1998 to discuss implementation of the March recommendations. Representatives from DOE and the U.K.'s Medical Research Council were present to develop a coordinated strategy and share expertise in this international effort.
RecommendationsRecommendations for structural analysis, functional analysis, and resources include the following:
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.