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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, March 1993; 4(6)

GENOME CENTER:

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

(NIH; established 1991)

DIRECTOR:
Beverly S. Emanuel

CONTACT:
Beverly Emanuel (215/590-3856, Fax: -3764; beverly@cit.med.upenn.edu)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

OTHER KEY RESEARCHERS:
Jaclyn Biegel, Eric Rappaport, Saul Surrey

Kenneth Buetow (Fox Chase Cancer Center)

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine:
Maja Bucan, Chris Overton, Marcia Budarf, David Searls, Kurt Fischbeck, Rebecca Taub

MAJOR GOALS:
Construction of refined genetic and physical maps of chromosome 22, including production of a "sequence-ready" contig of the euchromatic portion of 22.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Construction of maps, including (1) a chromosome 22 framework map based on 15 STRPs; (2) regional assignment of over 200 anchor markers on a regional mapping panel (21 bins); and (3) construction by PFGE of contiguous long-range maps (>15 Mb).
  • Production of clones/markers, including (1) construction of a 1.2X coverage YAC library from a chromosome 22-only somatic cell hybrid; (2)vover 200 STSs, 25 CA/TG repeat clones, and 70 NotI junction clones; and (3) creation of a normalized human liver cDNA library.
  • Construction (for cytogenetic studies) of a 100-member radiation hybrid panel (characterized by FISH) and 5 somatic cell hybrids from cell lines with deletions or translocations of chromosome 22. Banking of cell lines with chromosome 22 abnormalities.
  • Development of informatics capabilities, including (1) enhancement of existing Sybase to Quintus Prolog interface to support transparent access of all Sybase data types from Prolog; (2) creation of a tool for visualization of DNA sequence features in short sequencing runs; and (3) development of a Postscript tool for generating publication-quality depictions of cytogenetic maps.

AVAILABLE RESOURCES:

  • Normalized cDNA libraries.
  • STSs from human chromosome 22, including TG repeats.
  • Somatic cell hybrid regional mapping panel and radiation hybrid panel.
  • Cell lines from patients with chromosome 22 abnormalities.
  • Center-developed software.
  • YAC screening resource service for chromosome 22 STSs.

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