RELEASE DATE:  August 14, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-AG-03-004

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) announces the establishment of the 
NIA DNA Microarray Facility, which will provide filter arrays of the 17K 
mouse cDNA clone set developed at the NIA Intramural Research Program 
Laboratory of Genetics, as described in Tanaka et al. (2000) Genome-wide 
expression profiling of mid-gestation placenta and embryo using 15k 
mouse developmental cDNA microarray. PNAS 97:9127-9132.  The clones were 
derived from early embryonic cDNA libraries and a description of the 
clone set has been published  [Kargul et al. (2001) Verification and 
initial annotation of the NIA mouse 15K cDNA clone set. Nature Genetics 
28:17-18].  Information on the 15K clone set, including gene ID's, is 
also available from the Laboratory of Genetics website 
(  The arrays, a set of two 
filters per clone set, also include about 2,000 additional clones non-
overlapping with the original 15K clone set, for a total of 17K clones 
per array.  

The NIA arrays will be made available to the research community at low 
cost to promote and facilitate research on gene expression patterns in 
the mouse.  NIA microarrays are available to all investigators, although 
NIA grantees will be given priority.  Information about the NIA DNA 
Microarray Facility, NIA policy for use of the arrays, ordering 
information, and protocols for using the arrays are posted at


Inquiries about ordering arrays may be directed to:

Nancy L. Nadon, Ph.D.
Head, Office of Biological Resources and Resource Development
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Ave., GW 2C231
Bethesda  MD  20892
Telephone:  301-402-7744
Fax:  (301) 402-0010

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