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Human Genome News, March 1993; 4(6)


University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

(NIH; established 1992)

Susan L. Naylor

Susan L. Naylor (512/567-3842, Fax: -6781)
University of Texas Health Science Center
Department of Cellular & Structural Biology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78284-7762

Robin Leach, Peter O'Connell, Stephanie Sherman (Emory University), Brad Windle


  • Construction of radiation hybrid, genetic linkage, and contig maps for human chromosome 3.
  • Development of a chromosome 3-specific database (with the University of Utah genome center).


  • Production of framework hybrids that divide chromosome 3 into 21 regions.
  • Construction of 2 genetic linkage maps, one with 52 markers and another with 26 dinucleotide repeats, and a radiation hybrid map with 92 loci.
  • Isolation and assembly of 137 simple repeat polymorphisms for chromosome 3.
  • Design and assembly of PCR primers for 81 genes and 9 RFLPs.
  • Development of a semiautomated system for PCR reactions and an automated gel loader using robotics for both CEPH screening and analysis of radiation hybrids.


  • Framework hybrids for chromosome 3.
  • PCR primers for polymorphic dinucleotide repeats and genes mapping to chromosome 3.
  • Scheme for automating CEPH typing.
  • Chromosome 3-specific database (in development with the University of Utah).
  • Pre- and postdoctoral training in human genome research.
  • CEPH YAC library (inserts, > 1 Mb).

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