The authors would like to thank the extended staff of all of the genome centres involved in this project. Without their hard work and dedication, this project would not have been possible.
The Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium consists of the following members, displayed with their affiliations:
At the Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America; and Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America: Donna M. Muzny, Shannon Dugan-Rocha, Yan Ding, Steven E. Scherer, Christian J. Buhay, Andrew Cree, Judith Hernandez, Michael Holder, Jennifer Hume, Laronda R. Jackson, Christie Kovar, Sandra L. Lee, Lora R. Lewis, Michael L. Metzker, Lynne V. Narareth, Aniko Sabo, Erica Sodergren, and Richard A. Gibbs.
At The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America: Michael C. Zody, Michael FitzGerald, April Cook, David B. Jaffe, Manuel Garber, Andrew R. Zimmer, Mono Pirun, Lyndsey Russell, Ted Sharpe, Michael Kamal-Kabir Chaturvedi, Jane Wilkinson, Kurt LaButti, Xiaoping Yang, Daniel Bessette, Nicole R. Allen, Cindy Nguyen, Thu Nguyen, Chelsea Dunbar, Rakela Lubonja, Charles Matthews, Xiaohong Liu, Mostafa Benamara, Tamrat Negash, Tashi Lokyitsang, Karin Decktor, Bruno Piqani, Glen Munson, Pema Tenzin, Sabrina Stone, Pendexter Macdonald, Harindra Arachchi, Amr Abouelleil, Annie Lui, Margaret Priest, Gary Gearin, Adam Brown, Lynne Aftuck, Terrance Shea, Sean Sykes, Aaron Berlin, Jeff Chu, Kathleen Dooley, Daniel Hagopian, Jennifer Hall, Nabil Hafez, Cherylyn L Smith, Peter Olandt, Karen Miller, Vijay Ventkataraman, Anthony Rachupka, Lester Dorris, III, Laura Ayotte, Richard Mabbitt, Jeffrey Erickson, Andrea Horn, Peter An, Jerome W. Naylor, Sampath Settipalli, The Broad Institute Genome Sequencing Platform, Broad Institute Genome Assembly Team, Eric S. Lander, and Kerstin Lindblad-Toh.
At The Genome Center at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America: Richard K. Wilson, Tina A. Graves, Robert S. Fulton, Susan M. Rock, LaDeana W. Hillier, Asif T. Chinwalla, Kelly Bernard, Laura P. Courtney, Catrina Fronick, Lucinda L. Fulton, Michelle O'Laughlin, Colin L. Kremitzki, Patrick J. Minx, Joanne O. Nelson, Kyriena L. Schatzkamer, Cynthia Strong, Aye M. Wollam, George M. Weinstock, and Shiaw-Pyng Yang.
At The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Jane Rogers, Darren Grafham, Sean Humphray, Christine Nicholson, Christine Bird, Andrew J. Brown, John Burton, Chris Clee, Adrienne Hunt, Matt C. Jones, Christine Lloyd, Lucy Matthews, Karen Mclaren, Stuart Mclaren, Kirsten McLay, Sophie A Palmer, Robert Plumb, Ratna Shownkeen, Sarah Sims, Mike A Quail, Siobhan L. Whitehead, and David L. Willey.
Other sequence producers include the following:
At the University of Oklahoma Advanced Center for Genome Technology, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America: Stephane Deschamps, Steven Kenton, Lin Song, Trang Do, and Bruce Roe.
At the National Institutes of Health Intramural Sequencing Center and Genome Technology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America: NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Gerard G. Bouffard, Robert W. Blakesley, and Eric D. Green.
At the Harvard Medical School Partners Healthcare Center for Genetics and Genomics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America: Raju Kucherlapati, George Grills, Li Li, and Kate T. Montgomery.
At the Lita Annenberg Hazen Genome Sequencing Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America: Melissa Kramer, Lori Speigel, and W. Richard McCombie.
At the Joint Genome Institute, US Department of Energy, Walnut Creek, California: Susan Lucas, Astrid Terry, Laurie Gordon, and Lisa Stubbs.
At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States of America: Laurie Gordon, and Lisa Stubbs. Lisa Stubbs' current address is: Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America.
At the Medical Research Council Harwell, Mammalian Genetics Unit, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Paul Denny, Steve D. M. Brown, and Anne-Marie Mallon.
At the Medical Research Council Rosalind Franklin Centre for Genomics Research, Hinxton Genome Campus, United Kingdom: R. Duncan Campbell and Marc R. M. Botherby.
At the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Ian J. Jackson.
At Agencourt Bioscience Corp, Beverly, Massachusetts, United States of America: Marc J. Rubenfield, Andrea M. Rogosin, and Douglas R. Smith.