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Human Genome News, Nov. 1994; 6(4):16

Mapping Panel Resource

The second version of Mapping Panel #2 is available as cell cultures or DNA from the Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Version 2 consists of 24 human-rodent somatic cell hybrids, each retaining a single intact human chromosome. In the new monochromosomal hybrid for chromosome 1, GM/NA13139, 96% of the cells retain the human chromosome; in the new hybrid, GM/NA13140, 68% of the cells retain chromosome 20.

The panel has been characterized by the following tests, at minimum: (1) G-banded chromosome analysis, (2) in situ hybridization using biotinylated total human DNA, (3) Southern blot hybridization, and (4) analysis by the polymerase chain reaction.

For information or a repository catalog, contact the NIGMS Human Genetic Mutant Cell Repository; Coriell Cell Repositories; Coriell Institute for Medical Research; 401 Haddon Avenue; Camden, NJ 08103 (800/752-3805 or 609/757-4848, Fax: -9737).

HGMIS staff

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