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Mouse Genome Sequencing: Mus musculus

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.

Project Links:
Supporting Institutions

News regarding sequencing, assembly and annotation of the mouse genome can be found in the Mouse Genome Monthly

NHGRI 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.

Membership of this Mouse Sequencing Liaison Group

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 [] 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

Additional Resources

Sequence and Assembly
Model Organism Database
Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) End Sequencing
  • dbSNP [] - Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) at NCBI
BAC Libraries

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Last Updated: February 15, 2014

See Also:

The NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP)

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