The mammalian gene collection

Science. 1999 Oct 15;286(5439):455-7. doi: 10.1126/science.286.5439.455.


The Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) project is a new effort by the NIH to generate full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) resources. This project will provide publicly accessible resources to the full research community. The MGC project entails the production of libraries, sequencing, and database and repository development, as well as the support of library construction, sequencing, and analytic technologies dedicated to the goal of obtaining a full set of human and other mammalian full-length (open reading frame) sequences and clones of expressed genes.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Computational Biology
  • DNA, Complementary
  • Databases, Factual
  • Expressed Sequence Tags
  • Gene Library*
  • Genome*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Humans
  • Mammals / genetics*
  • Mice
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • United States


  • DNA, Complementary