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Xine Volume 6 - supplement 5

Xine Volume 6 - supplement 5, October 2006

Welcome to Xine, the source for Xenopus news and information. Here's what's happening...

From Steve Klein

The NIH is soliciting your ideas for new trans-NIH strategic initiatives for Fiscal Year 2008. From these suggestions, the NIH plans to fund approximately 5-8 new projects with $30-50 million per year.

Go to to enter your ideas and to see the ideas that have been submitted already. For example, see the section on Animal Models.

Responses will be accepted through Friday, November 17, 2006.

Call for content

Xine could be used to disseminate information and
protocols of general utility to the research community. In order for
this to occur, please send any such contributions to the editor who
will include them in a future (or special) issue of Xine.
If you wish to read Xine in html format and/or see back issues,
they are available at the following places
Links to useful sources of information for Xenopus (in no particular order)

general interest and utility Trans NIH Xenopus initiative - Harland lab X. tropicalis site - Grainger lab X. tropicalis site - Amy Sater's X. tropicalis genetic map - Information on the X. tropicalis listserver - Troplist archives. Lots of good information here. - Peter Vize's Xenopus �ber database - Zimmerman Lab X. tropicalis website, database of mutants

genomic resources  - XDB at NIBB - Naoto Ueno's X. laevis EST database - Xenopus gene collection   - full length collection at the Gurdon Institute   - JGI X. tropicalis genome site with browser and other info AXELDB - Christof Niehrs' Xenopus database

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