axolotl genome project?

Richard Gordon gordonr at Ms.UManitoba.CA
Mon Nov 20 20:57:10 EST 2000

I finally narrowed down the source. The questions below would have to 
be answered to get an axolotl genome project off the ground.
Yours, -Dick Gordon

From: http://www.nih.gov/science/models/process/
By what process did the community obtain input and reach a consensus 
about the priority for the proposed project?

What other sources of support, including non-U.S. sources, exist?

What are the advantages and limitations of the model organism for 
research purposes, including genome size, tractability for genetic 
studies, ease of use, generation time, storage of organism or 
gametes, etc.?

What is the justification for needing the genomic resources now, 
rather than later, when costs are likely to be lower?

Do the proposed resources exist, or are there plans to develop such 
resources, outside the U.S.?

What are the unique advantages of having the genomic information of 
this organism?

What scientific advances will be made possible that otherwise would 
not, given the current state of the genomic tools?

With as great precision as possible, what is the cost of the project?

What is the duration of the project?

How will resources, such as databases and repositories, be supported 
after the completion of the project?

How will data and resources generated by this project be made 
available rapidly and efficiently to the research community?

What genomic resources, including databases and repositories, currently exist?

What is the size of the research community for the organism?

Who will benefit from the improved genomic resources? The immediate 
community? The broader biomedical research community?

What will be the benefits?

Dr. Richard Gordon, Radiology
University of Manitoba, HSC Rm. GA216, 820 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg R3A 1R9 Canada
phone:(204)789-3828, fax:(204)787-2080, e-mail: GordonR at ms.umanitoba.ca
New book: The Hierarchical Genome & Differentiation Waves: Novel 
Unification of Development, Genetics & Evolution: 
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