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Human Genome News, May 1991; 3(1)

DOE-NIH Establish Mouse Working Group

A new joint working group has been established by the DOE-NIH Joint Subcommittee on the Human Genome to advise the committee on near-term and future research priorities and needs in mouse genomic research as it relates to goals of the Human Genome Project. All human genome joint working groups have the following general responsibilities:

  • facilitate implementation of 5-year-plan goals;
  • establish research priorities;
  • identify research, training, and technical needs; and
  • coordinate U.S. research activities with those of other countries, especially Europe and Japan.

The 5-year plan states that the study of model organisms is essential to interpreting data obtained in studies of humans and to understanding human biology. For this reason, the plan continues, the Human Genome Project will support mapping and sequencing of the genomes of a select number of nonhuman organisms. The laboratory mouse is considered one of the most useful model organisms.

The mission and agenda of the NIH-DOE Joint Working Group on the Mouse will be defined at its first meeting, scheduled for May 6 in Bethesda, Maryland. The group plans to meet twice yearly in the Washington area.


DOE-NIH Mouse Working Group

  • Verne Chapman
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Neal Copeland
    NCI-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center
  • Frank Constantini
    Columbia University
  • William Dove
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Joe Nadeau
    Jackson Laboratory
  • Roger Reeves
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Janet Rossant
    Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Oliver Smithies
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Richard Woychik
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For meeting minutes or additional information on the DOE-NIH Mouse Working Group, contact:

  • Bettie J. Graham, Chief
    Research Grants Branch
    NIH NCHGR
    Bldg. 38A, Room 617
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    301/496-7531
    Fax: 301/480-2770

HGMIS Staff

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