Keith Gibson, Martin Bishop, Chris Mundy.
HGMP Resource Centre, Hinxton Hall, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire CB10 1RQ, UK.
An important component of the UK Human Genome Mapping Project strategy has been the provision of communal resources and services. The Resource Centre provides the community with a range of biological resources which include genomic and cDNA libraries and probe and primer banks- these are either created 'in house' or donated by individual scientists. These are then made available to 3700 (as October 1995) registered users in return for information and data on the resources used.
High throughput linkage mapping against a European Interspecific Mouse Backcross is in progress and completion is expected at the end of 1996 when some 6000 markers will be placed on the 1000 animal backcross. Data and information on the resources together with a large range of databases (including GDB) and tools are made available through the HGMP Resource Centre computing facilities. Although the services are made available free to the UK and other European academic centres, commercial users and those outside Europe are required to pay a fee to use the resources-details are printed in G-Nome news (a news letter published by the Resource Centre).
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