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2014 Xenopus White Paper

Release of the 2014 Xenopus White Paper

Dear Colleagues,

Below is the 2014 Xenopus White Paper based on discussions from the PI’s meeting at MBL Woods hole in August 2013. This White Paper highlights recent contributions of Xenopus research to the NIH’s mission, identifies emerging opportunities for the Xenopus system and outlines the Xenopus community’s priorities for further NIH support. Based on the consensus from the meeting, the prioritized needs of the community are:

     1. Renewal of the National Xenopus Resource center (NXR)
     2. Renewal of Xenbase, the Xenopus bioinformatics database
     3. Xenopus genome improvement
     4. Improvement of Xenopus antibody resources
     5. Improve Genome Editing Resources (TALEN/CRISPr) in Xenopus
     6. Enhancement of transgenic resources
     7. Functional characterization of the genome - XvivoENCODE
     8. Continued support for Xenopus training and meetings

     Overarching goal for Xenopus: Facilitate the use of Xenopus to model human disease

Download 2014 Xenopus White Paper

PIs: Please reference the White Paper in your NIH grant proposals and contact your program officers.

Many Thanks,

  Marko Horb, MBL Woods Hole

  Aaron Zorn, Cincinnati Children’s

  Julie Baker
  Daniel Buchholz
  Sally Moody
  Dan Rokhsar
  Sergi Sokol
  Gert Veenstra
  Mustafa Khokha


Previous White Papers:

2011 Xenopus White Paper

2009 Xenopus White Paper

Last Updated: 2014-03-14