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Welcome to the HGN Acronym Listing

This acronym listing is prepared for Human Genome News by Marissa Mills of the Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). To subscribe to a hard copy of HGN, contact Betty Mansfield, HGMIS; ORNL; 1060 Commerce Park, MS 6480; Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (615/576-6669, Fax: /574-9888, Internet: bkq@ornl.gov.


  • AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • AACR American Association for Cancer Research
  • AAI American Association of Immunologists
  • AAIP American Association of Investigative Pathology
  • AAP Association of American Physicians
  • ABA Austrailian Biotechnol. Assoc.
  • ABI Applied Biosystems, Inc.
  • ACE angiotensin-converting enzyme
  • ACEDB A C. Elegans database
  • ACS American Chemical Society
  • AES American Electrophoresis Society
  • AFCR American Federation of Clinical Research
  • AFIP/ARP Armed Forces Inst. of Pathol./Am. Registry of Pathol.
  • AIBS Am. Inst. of Biol. Soc.
  • AMIA American Medical Informatics Association
  • ANGIS Australian National Genomic Info. System
  • API application programming interface
  • ARP American Registry of Pathology
  • ASBMB American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • ASBMB/BS American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/Biophysical Society
  • ASCB American Society for Cell Biology
  • ASCI American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • ASHG American Society of Human Genetics
  • ASIP American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • ATCC American Type Culture Collection
  • AVS American Vacuum Society
  • AWCH Adelaide Women and Children's Hospital
  • BAC bacterial artifical chromosome
  • BCM Baylor College of Medicine
  • BIO Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • BSCS Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
  • BS/SCF Biological Sequence/Structure Compretation Facility
  • BTCI BioPharm. Technol. Ctr. Inst.
  • BTP Biotechnology Training Programs
  • CAE capillary array electrophoresis
  • CATCMB/CUA Center for Advanced Training in Cell and Molecular Biology/Catholic Univ. of America
  • CCD charged coupled device
  • CCM Chromosome Coordinating Meeting
  • CE capillary electrophesis
  • CEPH Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain
  • CFF Cystic Fibrosis Found.
  • CHH cartilage-hair hypoplasia
  • CHI Cambridge Healthtech Inst.
  • CHOP Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • CIMB Center for International Meeting on Biology
  • CIOMS Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences
  • CMT Charcot-Marie Tooth
  • CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
  • CSHL Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • CTG trinucleotide repeat
  • DDBJ DNA Data Lib. of Japan
  • DIMACS Discrete Math. & Comp. Sci.
  • DM myotonic dystrophy
  • DMD Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • DOE Department of Energy
  • ECB7 7th European Congress on Biotechnology
  • EL.B.A. ELectronics and Biotechnology Advanced
  • ELSI ethical, legal, and social issues
  • EMBL European Mol. Biol. Lab.
  • EMBO European Molecular Biology Organisation
  • EMG Encyclopedia of the Mouse Genome
  • ERI Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
  • ES embryonic stem
  • ESHG European Society of Human Genetics
  • ESI electrospray ionization
  • ESTs expressed sequence tags
  • EUCIB European Collaborative Interspecific Backcross
  • FAP familial adenomatous polyposis coli
  • FASEB Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • FCM flow cytometry
  • FEBS Feb. of Eur. Biochem. Soc.
  • FISH fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • FRAXA fragile X locus
  • FTICR fourier transform ioncyclotron resonance
  • FVEA Fundacion Valenciana de Estudios Avanzados
  • GAS Genome Automation System
  • GBASE Genomic Database of the Mouse
  • GDB/OMIM Genome Data Base/ Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
  • GESTEC Genome Science and Technology Center
  • GIST Genome Informatics System of Transputers
  • GMCRF General Motors Cancer Res. Foundation
  • GMD Genomic Map Design
  • GRC Gordon Res. Conf.
  • GSA Genetics Societies of America
  • HAEC human artifical episomal chromosome
  • HGM Human Genome Mapping
  • HGP Human Genome Project
  • HHMI Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • HICSS Hawaii Intl. Conf. on Sus. Sci.
  • HMDP Homology Database
  • HNPCC hereditary nonpolyposis coloectal cancer
  • HSA human serum albumin
  • HUGO Human Genome Organization [International]
  • IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • IBC International Business Community
  • IBEX International Biotechnology EXpo
  • IBI Institute for Biotechnology Information
  • ICES International Council of Electrophoresis Societies
  • ICHG International Congress of Human Genetics
  • ICRF Imperial Cancer Research Fund
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IG IntelliGenetics
  • IGES International Genetics Epidemiology Societies
  • IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artifical Intelligence
  • IMA Institution for Mathematics and its Application
  • IMACS International Association for Mathematics and Computers In Simulation
  • IMGS Intl. Mammalian Genome Society
  • IOR Institute of Religion
  • ISMB Intelligent System for Molecular Biology
  • ISQL interactive structured query language
  • IU Indiana University
  • IVD In Vitro Diagnostic
  • LTI Life Technologies, Inc.
  • MALD matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization
  • MBL Marine Biological Laboratory
  • MBWS Miami Bio/Technol. Winter Symp.
  • MCD Mouse Cytogenetic Database
  • MDA Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.
  • MGC Mouse Genome Conference
  • MHC major histocmpatibility complex
  • MIMBD Meet. on the Interconnection of Mol. Biol. Databases
  • MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MMRF Marshfild Medical Research Foundation
  • MRC Medical Res. Council
  • MS mass spectrometry
  • NCHGR Natl. Ctr. for Human Genome Res.
  • NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • NIH National Institutes of Health
  • NIGMS Natl. Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • NIST Natl. Inst. of Standards and Technology
  • NLGLP National Laboratory Gene Library Project
  • nmr nuclear magnetic resonance
  • NSF Natl. Sci. Foundation
  • NSGC National Society of Genetic Counselors
  • NYAS New York Academy of Science
  • OAINN Ohio Aerospace Institute Neural Networks
  • OPRR Office of Protection from Res. Risks
  • PAC P1 artificial chromosome
  • PACHG Program Advisory Committee on the Human Genome
  • PCR polymerase chain reaction
  • PFGE pulsed-field gel electrophresis
  • PIR Protein Info. Resource
  • PRIM&R Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
  • PSC Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • RAPD random amplified polymorphic DNA
  • RARA retinoic acid receptor
  • RFLP restriction fragment length polymorphism
  • RH radiation hybrid
  • RLGS Restriction Landmark Genomic Scanning
  • SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
  • SBH sequencing by hybridization
  • SCE School of Continuing Education
  • SDC San Diego Conference
  • SIMS Societal Institute of the Mathematical Sciences
  • snRNP small nuclear ribonucleo protein particle
  • SQL structured query language
  • SSLP simple sequence length polymorphism
  • SSR simple sequence repeat
  • STM scanning tunneling microscope
  • STRP short tandem repeat polymorphism
  • STS sequence tagged site
  • SULS Suffolk Univ. Law School
  • TIGR/NIST The Inst. for Genomic Res./Natl. Inst. of Standards and Technol.
  • UCB University of Cal., Berkeley
  • UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
  • UICM Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine
  • UMBC University of MD, Baltimore County
  • UMDS United Medical & Dental Schools
  • UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
  • WLMG Wellcome Laboratory for Molecular Genetics
  • WWW World Wide Web
  • XIST candidate gene for X-inactivation center
  • YAC yeast artifical chromosome

Last modified: October 16, 1995
Marissa Mills (millsmd@ornl.gov)

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