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Human Genome News, March 1993; 4(6)

Genome Center Acronym List


ACEDB
Caenorhabditis elegans Database

BAC
bacterial artificial chromosome

cDNA
complementary DNA

CEPH
Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain

CHOP
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CMT
Charcot-Marie-Tooth

CRADA
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

DM
myotonic dystrophy

DMD
Duchenne muscular dystrophy

ELSI
ethical, legal, and social issues

ES
embryonic stem

FISH
fluorescence in situ hybridization

FRAXA
fragile X locus

GAS
Genome Automation System

GDB
Genome Data Base

GIST
Genome Informatics System on Transputers

HHMI
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

LANL
Los Alamos National Laboratory

LBL
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

LLNL
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LTI
Life Technologies, Inc.

MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NCHGR
National Center for Human Genome Research

NLGLP
National Laboratory Gene Library Project

NSF
National Science Foundation

PAC
P1 artificial chromosome

PCR
polymerase chain reaction

PFGE
pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

RFLP
restriction fragment length polymorphism

RPMI
Roswell Park Memorial Institute

SSLP
single-sequence-length polymorphism

SSR
simple sequence repeat

STRP
short tandem repeat polymorphism

STS
sequence tagged site

UC
University of California

UCB
University of California, Berkeley

UCSF
University of California, San Francisco

XIST
candidate gene for X-inactivation center

YAC
yeast artificial chromosome


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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.