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Research infrastructure to promote primate molecular biology

Objective

In the postgenomic era, a better functional understanding of the human genome will only be achieved by comparing our genes to those of other species. Animal models (e.g. mouse) are too evolutionarily distinct to understand many gene functions that characterise humans. The dearth of primate resources for molecular analyses is especially worrying in Europe. We propose to establish a consortium of leading teams to provide the European scientific community with the resources needed to boost primate molecular biology. The resources include non-human primate collections, STRs markers, cell lines, BAC libraries and microarrays and have been selected for biomedical and conservation purposes and to cover the whole range of primate infraorders. The project has broad scientific, political and social implications, such as promoting the role of zoos and museums in education and conservation, and placing Europe in a leading position in this promising field.

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INSTITUTO DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
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Ctra. de Cabrils S/N
08347 CABRILS
Spain

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