Navigation Links
International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

anding of the genetic risk factors underlying a wide range of diseases and conditions," said NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

The first phase of the HapMap Project has allowed scientists to make important analyses of the human genome that were not possible with just the human DNA sequence, and the International HapMap Consortium plans to publish its comprehensive analysis of this data later this year. The second phase of the project will provide researchers with a denser map that will enable them to more precisely narrow gene discovery to specific regions of the genome.

The effort to expand the HapMap is made possible by $3.3 million in additional support from a unique public-private partnership, including the following organizations: the Wellcome Trust, London, $624,000; Genome Canada/Genome Quebec, $260,000; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., New York, $100,000; Pfizer Inc., New York, $100,000; Perlegen Sciences, at least $1.2 million (based on "in kind" services); and NHGRI, $1 million. The donations from the two pharmaceutical companies were coordinated by The SNP Consortium, Ltd., of Deerfield, Ill.

"Researchers are already using HapMap data to accelerate the search for genes involved in common diseases, as well as genes involved in drug responsiveness," said Karen Kennedy, Ph.D., science program manager at the Wellcome Trust. "When the more comprehensive version of the HapMap is completed this fall, such studies will be able to be carried out with even greater speed and efficiency."

To create the HapMap, DNA was taken from blood samples from volunteer donors from the following populations: Han Chinese in Beijing, Japanese in Tokyo, Yoruba in Ibadan, Nigeria and Utah residents with ancestry from northern and western Europe. No medical or personal identifying information was obtained from the 270 donors. However, the samples are identified by the population from which they were collected.

Although any two people are 9
'"/>

Source:NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. International trial of two microbicides begins
2. Solutions that reduce death of marine life reeled in by International Smart Gear Competition
3. International Team Determines Geographic Origin of Leprosy
4. International HIV/AIDS trial finds continuous antiretroviral therapy superior to episodic therapy
5. International team analyzes human genetic variation in key immune region
6. NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services
7. Autism gene identified by researchers at Yale working with a global research consortium
8. Gene expands malarias invasion options
9. MWG Biotech expands siMAX?siRNA portfolio with new scales, lengths and design tools
10. NHGRI expands effort to revolutionize sequencing technologies
11. New book expands biological classifications to account for alien life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: International HapMap consortium expands mapping effort

(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014) Researchers at the University of Minnesota ... dystrophy (FSHD) to be used for muscle regeneration research ... therapies for FSHD. , The research is published in ... . , There is no treatment for FSHD, which ... type of muscular dystrophy. FSHD is an unusual genetic ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... compounds that could positively impact the global ... possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State,s ... suppository made from the seaweed-derived food ingredient ... Tenofovir provides a woman-initiated, drug-delivery vehicle that ... transmitted infections during unprotected heterosexual intercourse, the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... roads will be built worldwide by 2050. Many of ... they bring an influx of destructive loggers, hunters and ... created a ,global roadmap, for prioritising road building across ... of development and environmental protection. , The map has ... importance of ecosystems and a ,road-benefits, layer that estimates ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UMN researchers find animal model for understudied type of muscular dystrophy 2Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 2Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS 3Study shows where on the planet new roads should and should not go 2Study shows where on the planet new roads should and should not go 3
... of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is unpredictable. Because it ... is difficult to identify preventative or causative factors. Scientists ... to study the disorder, but that means they can,t ... trauma. Now, through a combination of genetic ...
... 13, 2013) For consumers of the typical Western dietladen with ... to believe that there is such a thing as an ... Charles Zuker, PhD, and colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center ... (think seawater levels, not potato chips), the first step in ...
... 13, 2013) Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a ... for the generation of undesirable white fat cells. When ... to accumulate lipid droplets or mature from their precursors. ... iswhat it takes to make fat cells," says Whitehead ...
Cached Biology News:Gene associated with high anxiety can have protective effect on the battlefield 2Gene associated with high anxiety can have protective effect on the battlefield 3Scientists discover how animals taste, and avoid, high salt concentrations 2Scientists discover how animals taste, and avoid, high salt concentrations 3Long noncoding RNAs control development of fat cells 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Earlier this month, ... in partnership with the U.S. Air Force on the ... results indicated that this type of fuel made from ... will be important to America’s Eco friendly future. In ... a mandate to become independent of foreign oil over ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Whitehouse Laboratories is excited ... partnership with PTI Inspection Systems that will ... of the art leak testing method development and validation ... currently available. As part of this agreement, Whitehouse Labs ... Leak Detection Instrument developed and manufactured by PTI. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company developing peptide therapeutics ... in metabolic disorders, announced today that it has filed ... Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed ... The number of shares to be offered and the ... determined. Citigroup and Cowen and Company will ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014   MSC , a healthcare performance ... announced the appointment of Mary Beth Loesch ... years of experience preparing companies for rapid growth and ... Vice President of Corporate Development and Healthcare. In that ... , as well as corporate strategy and marketing. Previously, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 2Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 3Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 4Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 5Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3Rhythm Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2MSC names Mary Beth Loesch President and CEO 2
... ANGELES, Feb. 18 The Board of Directors wishes to ... 2009 it resolved to file a Form 15 with effect ... the approval of stockholders but in the interests of keeping ... Release.The effect of this filing is to release the company ...
... SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18 Zogenix, Inc. ("Zogenix"), a ... Drug,Administration (FDA) has provided a target date of July ... for Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan,injection) needle-free delivery system. Zogenix ... treatment of migraine attacks with or without,aura, and the ...
... Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: PDGI ), a ... biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, today announced ... Brazil to further enhance its Latin American presence.PharmaNet has ... 2002 with a network of field-based staff in Brazil, ...
Cached Biology Technology:EESTECH Inc - Release From SEC Filing 2EESTECH Inc - Release From SEC Filing 3EESTECH Inc - Release From SEC Filing 4Zogenix Reports FDA Provides New PDUFA Date for Sumavel(TM) DosePro(TM) 2PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 2PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 3PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 4PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. Expands Latin America Operations with Opening of Brazil Office 5
NF kappa B Related Sampler Kit 10g each...
Homo sapiens MEP50 protein, mRNA...
Mouse H60 Allophycocyanin MAb (Clone 205326) ENTREZ GeneID: 15101...
RAB32, member RAS oncogene family, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:13500 IMAGE:4280407), complete cds...
Biology Products: