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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

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