INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CHROMOSOME 19

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Chromosome 19 (CH19) comprises approximately 2.1% of the human genome.
Several diseases (e.g. , myotonic muscular dystrophy, malignant
hyperthermia) have been localized to this area and the regions around these
disorders have been well characterized and mapped. The accumulation of both
physical and genetic markers over the entire length of CH19 has been
relatively slow. Considerable effort is now being made by several groups to
generate additional CH19 markers. As these new markers become available,
the ability to construct complete and comprehensive maps of CH19 is
possible. The purpose of this workshop is to compile and consolidate the
available genetic and physical mapping data from the various laboratories.
These individual maps will then be used as a basis to produce a consensus
map for the chromosome. Through the workshop efforts, we will be able to
identify problem areas that need additional data as well as areas of
overlap. In addition, we will identify inconsistencies in the maps. The
conference, to be held in Charleston, South Carolina, will be formatted
such that each group represented will give a short presentation of their
data. All aspects of mapping will be covered including both physical
mapping and genetic mapping studies. The individual presentations will be
followed by workshop sessions whose emphasis will be to generate a
consensus CH19 map and to delineate areas for future concentration. The
data will be compiled for the CH19 committee (Drs. Hans-Hilger Ropers and
Pericak-Vance) for HGM10.5 and 11 for incorporation into the committee
report.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/906/30/91

Funding

  • National Human Genome Research Institute

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