Release Date:  January 25, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-HG-01-001

National Human Genome Research Institute

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the scientific community that the NIH 
Mouse BAC Sequencing Program will be continued. The two next receipt dates are 
February 1 and April 1, 2001.

In January 2000, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National 
Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) initiated a program whereby scientists 
who could demonstrate that a BAC clone or contig (C57BL/6J strain only) was of 
high biomedical significance could request that the BAC(s) be sequenced free of 
charge to the requestor.   This sequencing service is provided by several 
sequencing centers that have been funded through the NIH-supported Mouse Genome 
Sequencing Network (http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/About_NHGRI/Der/model_org.htm). 

The NIH has developed a web-based process for the submission and review of 
requests.  This allows for a rapid response to requests.  In general, once a 
request has been approved, it takes between 90-120 days for the sequencing 
centers to start generating data.  All sequence data generated by the NIH-
supported Mouse Genome Sequencing Network is subject to the "Bermuda Rules."  
The data are rapidly released into GenBank; unfinished data are submitted within 
24 hours of generation of 2kb assemblies, and finished data as soon as 
completed.  All data are deposited in GenBank. 

Details about the program and how to apply for access to this resource can be 
found at this website: 


Telephone, electronic and/or written inquiries are welcomed.

To discuss programmatic issues related to this program, please contact:

Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
Telephone: (301) 496-7531
E-mail: bettie_graham@nih.gov

To discuss review issues related to this program, please contact:

Jerry Roberts, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301) 402-0838
E-mail:  jerry_roberts@nhgri.nih.gov

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