Purpose of this website

This website is an attempt to gather and catalog information on mammalian reproductive genetics. The funding for the creation and maintenance of this site comes from The Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction Research (SCCPRR) of the Reproductive Sciences Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Our mission is to capture and organize the information in this field in ways that existing general purpose databases such as GeneBank, Unigene, and The Jackson Lab currently do not. We hope to encompass the entire genetic process of reproduction. The site will eventually include all the major systems relevant to mammalian reproduction: the hypothalamic/pituitary/gonadal axis, gamete differentiation, and secondary reproductive organs. We intend to focus initially on mammalian reproductive genetics, but eventually hope to integrate other vertebrate and nonvertebrate systems. The website will contain databases of all existing mutants, gene expression patterns and regulatory information, gene array data, links to the primary literature, and a protein linkage map of the spermatozoan.

Suggestions, comments, and criticisms are actively encouraged. Please visit our feedback page at your convenience.

Robert E. Braun and Victor Cassen
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA