Worm Breeder's Gazette 12(4): 1 (October 1, 1992)

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The Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC) Has Moved

Theresa Stiernagle[1], Bob Herman[1], Jonathan Hodgkin[2]

[1]Caenorhabditis Genetics Center, University of Minnesota, 1445 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-1095 Telephone: 612-625-2265; Fax: 612-625-5754; e-mail: bob-h@molbio.cbs.umn.edu
[2]MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH, England; Fax: 44223-412142; e-mail: jah@mrc-lmb.cam ac.uk

On July 19, 1992 Mark Edgley arrived on the University of Minnesota campus in a rented truck containing frozen worms, computer and files. Mark stayed in St. Paul for two weeks to help us get organized and operational. We are extremely grateful to Mark and Don Riddle for the splendid way they have prepared for this transition. We shall try to continue the excellent tradition of CGC service they have established (pause for prolonged applause for Mark and Don).

Jonathan has taken over responsibility for the genetic map. Genetic map data for new genes, improved locations for known genes, and new data on rearrangements (duplications, deficiencies, balancers, and so on) should all be sent Cambridge UK (or St. Paul, MN for forwarding to Cambridge), using standard formats. Forms are available on request.

In order to improve the correlation between the genetic and physical maps, the CGC also wishes to collect published and unpublished genetic map data for genes, sequences and RFLP's with defined positions on the physical map. Data should be sent to Cambridge UK or St. Paul, MN, using (as far as possible) the standard genetic map data formats, as above.

We also encourage submission of genetic map data by e-mail. Investigators who wish to use this option should send a message to jah@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk.

What follows are reminders of additional ways in which you can help us:

1. Please try to remember to acknowledge in papers the use of any strains received from the CGC.

2. Please send us reprints of au of your papers; if a paper acknowledges the CGC, we would be happy to receive two reprints, because we must send one to NIH.

3. Please let us know if you find a bibliographic reference we have missed (particularly if it is one of your own).

4. Our first priority in acquiring strains is to acquire a reference allele of every identified gene and all available chromosome rearrangements. If you can help us fill gaps in our collection without our asking, all the better.

5. We need your strain requests in writing (e-mail is fine), with a brief statement of research or training activity for which the strains are intended.