CHROMOSOME SIGNPOSTS FOR GENE MAPPING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8024
Agency Tracking Number:
8024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1 Mountain Rd, Framingham, MA, 01701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Terry Jane Lerner
(508) 872-8400
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE LONG-TERM GOAL IS TO CLONE A SET OF DNA MARKERS SPACED EVERY 5 CENTIMORGANS ALONG THE HUMAN GENOME. TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, A NOVEL APPROACH HAS BEEN DEVISED TO GENERATE A SET OF NATURALLY SPACED CHROMOSOMAL SIGNPOSTS. THESE SIGNPOSTS WILL ALLOW RAPID CHROMOSOME ASSIGNMENT AND REGIONAL LOCALIZATION OF UNMAPPED SEQUENCES AND GENES. FUTHERMORE, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS STRATEGY WILL FACILITATE ORDERED HUMAN GENOME SEQUENCING. IN PHASE I, SIGNPOSTS WILL BE GENERATED FOR HUMAN CHROMOSOME 16 CLONING A SUBSET OF HPA II A TINY FRAGMENT (HTF) ISLANDS. THE RESULTING PROBES WILL DEFINE A NEW AND EXISTING CHROMOSOME16 PROBES AND ALLOW FOR REFINEMENT OF THECURRENT CHROMOSOME 16 MAP. THESE MARKERS MAY PROVE USEFUL FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF ADULT POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE (APKD) IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS WILL BE THE METHOD OF CHOICE TO EXTEND THE CURRENT REPERTOIRE OF DNA MARKERS.

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