Human Genome Project Information. Click to return to home page.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program

Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, Jan.-Feb. 1995; 6(5): 16

Whitehead-MIT Announces Release Nine of Mouse Genetic Map

Release Nine of the Whitehead Institute-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Genome Center Genetic Map of the Mouse is now available. The map consists of randomly chosen simple sequence length polymorphisms (microsatellites) that can be analyzed using PCR as described in W. Dietrich et al.,Genetics 131, 423-47 (1992) and Nature Genetics 7, 220-45 (1994).

Release Nine contains 5752 markers in 20 linkage groups spanning about 1400 cM (average spacing, about 0.25 cM). The map can be accessed in the following ways:

  • WWW to This method is preferred.
  • Internet e-mail for the most-current e-mail query form. Send a message to with help in either the subject line or body text.
  • Anonymous ftp to in directory /distribution/mouse_sslp_release/jan95/.

This project is ongoing, with new markers released at the beginning of each quarter. [Contact: Ert Dredge; Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research; One Kendall Square; Bldg. 300, 5th Floor; Cambridge, MA 02139 (617/252-1922, Fax: -1902,]

HGMIS staff

Return to Table of Contents

The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v6n5).

Human Genome Project 1990–2003

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.