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Mouse Phenome Project</font></a> at the <a class="ilnk" onclick="assignParam('navinfo','method|4'+getLinkTextForCookie(this));" target="_top" href="http://www.answers.com/topic/jackson-laboratory">Jackson Laboratory</a> </p>
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The Mouse Phenome Project is an international collaboration representing five countries in both the academic and corporate sectors. This project originated from the Strain Characterization Workshop</ a> at The Jackson Laboratory in May, 1999 where 37 scientists, representing 17 research institutions and corporations assembled. The overwhelming consensus of Workshop participants was that: Comprehensive phenotypic information on inbred mouse strains is urgently needed because the laboratory mouse, with its hundreds of inbred, specialized, and mutant strains, serves as the primary animal model for exploring genetic variation and human biology. Reliable phenotypic data are essential for realizing the full utility of genomic information that will emerge from sequencing the mouse genome.