Human Genome Variations Society. URL: http://www.genomic. unimelb.edu.au/mdi/. Formerly HUGO Mutation Database Initiative.
International HapMap Project. URL: http://www.hapmap.org/. Partnership of scientists and funding agencies from Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States to develop a public haplotype map that will help researchers find genes associated with human disease and response to pharmaceuticals.
The SNP Consortium Ltd. URL: http://snp.cshl.org/. A nonprofit foundation organized for the purpose of providing public genomic data. Members include a number of pharmaceutical companies, IBM, Motorola, and the Wellcome Trust. Public private co-operative effort contributing to the HapMap Project and dbSNP. Expect to see more public/private cooperation, particularly in precompetitive research areas.
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