The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Wellcome Trust currently support a mouse genome sequencing project that aims to produce a robust physical map, and a high quality, finished genomic sequence of the C57BL/6J strain of Mus musculus.
This project is led by the Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium (MGSC), a collaboration consisting of four large sequencing centers: the Broad Institute/MIT Center for Genomic Research; the Washington University Genome Sequencing Center; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute; The Baylor college of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center; and an international database, Ensembl, a joint project between the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Centre.
News regarding sequencing, assembly and annotation of the mouse genome can be found in the Mouse Genome MonthlyNHGRI has also convened a group of leading mouse researchers - the Mouse Sequencing Liaison Group - to serve as a line of communication between the sequencing centers and the funding agencies, and the mouse research community.
Wayne Frankel, Chair - The Jackson Laboratory
Rudi Balling - Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung - GBF
Steve Brown - MRC Mouse Genome Centre
Maja Bucan - University of Pennsylvania
Sally Camper - University of Michigan
David Kingsley - Stanford University
Janet Rossant - Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Eddy Rubin - Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Joseph Takahashi - Northwestern University
The Trans-NIH Mouse Initiative [nih.gov] is a source of information for the development of a wide range of genomic and genetic resources related to the laboratory mouse.
For additional information about the Trans-NIH Mouse Initiative, please contact:
Dr. Bettie Graham
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Last Updated: February 15, 2014