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Human Genome News, May-June 1995; 7(1)

Biological Resources


Monochromosomal Somatic Cell Hybrid Panel

A new monochromosomal somatic cell hybrid panel from BIOS Laboratories consists of 24 distinct hybrids, of which 21 contain one and 3 contain two chromosomes. Most of the hybrids, developed and characterized by Raghbir Athwal (Temple University Medical School) in collaboration with BIOS, are constructed in the A9 mouse cell line, with four remaining in a Chinese hamster ovary background. The human donor genome is derived from the normal human fibroblast cell line GM0634. [BIOS Laboratories, Inc.; New Haven, Conn. (800/678-9487 or 203/773-1450, Fax: 800/315-7435)]


BAC Libraries Available

In collaboration with researchers led by Melvin Simon (California Institute of Technology), Research Genetics has constructed mouse and human genomic BAC libraries from which DNA pools, high-density membranes, and individual clones are now available. Library clones are arrayed in 384-well microtiter plates. For each library, large genomic DNA is prepared from cultured mouse 129/sv or human 978SK cell lines. Average insert size is 100 to 150 kb. [Research Genetics, Inc.; Huntsville, Ala. (800/533-4363, Fax: 205/536-9016, ResGen Products and Services have migrated to Invitrogen’s website: http://mp.invitrogen.com/)]


Coriell Offers Trinucleotide Samples

DNA samples with characterized trinuclotide expansions are available from Huntington's disease and myotonic dystrophy patients and from fragile X syndrome patients and unaffected carriers. Printed catalog. [Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository; Coriell Institute for Medical Research; Camden, N.J. 08103 (800/752-3805 or 609/757-4849, Fax: -9737)]


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