Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Premium

CSHL to launch Web Site for HapMap Data in One Month

In approximately one month Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will launch a new web site to incorporate data from, and general information about, the HapMap Project, according to a HapMap researcher.

The site, which will be created and overseen by CSHL bioinformaticist Lincoln Stein, “will be the official web site of the project and will have lots of details of what the project is, and will eventually have links to live data,” said Stacey Gabriel, associate director of high-throughput biology at the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research.

“We’re all sending the data in, and Cold Spring Harbor will figure out how to best organize it, and [the data] will go out through that web site,” Gabriel told SNPtech Reporter.

It was not immediately clear whether a url has been created. Stein did not return an e-mail request for comment at deadline. CSHL is currently the project’s official data-coordinating center.

Last October, the US National Institutes of Health announced the creation of the $100 million, 3-year international effort to build a complete haplotype map of the human genome.

The project’s public funders include the Wellcome Trust; Genome Canada; Genome Quebec; the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing; the Japanese science ministry; and the US National Institutes of Health, which has already pledged $40 million. The SNP Consortium will coordinate private funding.

— KL

Filed under

The Scan

Study Follows Consequences of Early Confirmatory Trials for Accelerated Approval Indications

Time to traditional approval or withdrawal was shorter when confirmatory trials started prior to accelerated approval, though overall regulatory outcomes remained similar, a JAMA study finds.

Sequencing Study Leads to Vaccine Target in Bacteria Behind Neonatal Meningitis

Researchers eBioMedicine track down potential vaccine targets with transposon sequencing on mutant bacteria causing neonatal meningitis in mouse models of the disease.

Multiple Myeloma Progression Influenced by Immune Microenvironment Expression

Researchers in NPJ Genomic Medicine compare RNA sequencing profiles of 102,207 individual cells in bone marrow samples from 18 individuals with rapid or non-progressing multiple myeloma.

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.