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Human Genome News, January-March 1996; 7(5)

IMAGE, Other cDNA Clones Available

Because cDNA molecules represent coding areas of the genome, sets (libraries) of these cloned molecules provide the research community with ready access to biological materials for hunting disease and other human genes. The 250,000 cDNA clones arrayed by the IMAGE Consortium (, described in the article above, are publicly available from five distributors around the world:

United States

United Kingdom


  • Max Planck Institute, Berlin: +49-30/8413-1627,

Other cDNA clones may also be obtained from these distributors. For example, The Institute for Genomic Research ( has made some 90,000 cDNA clones accessible through ATCC to registered users of the Human cDNA Database. Information about these materials was published in the Nature Genome Directory [Nature 377(Supplement), 3 174 (1995)], which is accessible via WWW (url no longer available).

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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