Clifford E Carnicom
Mar 17 2003

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) (associated with Lawrence Berkeley  National Laboratory) has recently demonstrated a heightened interest in the research materials available on  This interest appears to correlate with a recent presentation on the topic of atmospheric tests conducted for the presence of mold.  That report may be found at the page entitled : An Abundance of Mold.

The mission of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is stated as follows: 

Mission Statement

* To develop and exploit new sequencing and other high-throughput, genome-scale and computational technologies as a means for discovering and characterizing the basic principles and relationships underlying the organization, function, and evolution of living systems.

* To leverage the unique capabilities of the Department of Energy National Laboratory system to achieve these goals, and to use the resulting understanding to address key DOE [Ed : Department of Energy] missions related to energy, the environment, and human susceptibilities.

An information page on microbial genomic programs from this institute can be found at: