The Fantom (Functional Annotation of the mouse) aims at providing the ultimate characterization of the mouse transcriptome. Our strategies are based on the philosophy that progress depends on the combination of technical developments, biological problems and bioinformatics. After the development of original technologies (such as full-length cDNA libraries, CAGE, GSC) followed by massive application, the data have been analyzed by the members of the Fantom-3 consortium. The combination of original RIKEN full-length cDNAs, CAGE tags and GSC ditags allowed providing the most extensive description of any transcriptome so far. These results were summarized in two milestone papers on the September 2, 2005 issue of Science, another milestone one in Nature Genetics, the Genome Network / FANTOM3 article collection in PLoS Genetics, and other sattelites. See here in detail
All data and resources used in this project are available to the community from this page. Please see also the press release text for a more extensive summary of the project, and the databases below.