A panel of human-mouse somatic cell hybrids and specific complementary DNA probes were used to map the human tissue plasminogen activator and urokinase genes to human chromosomes 8 and 10, respectively. This result is in contrast to a previous assignment of a plasminogen activator gene to chromosome 6. As neoplastic cells produce high levels of plasminogen activator, it is of interest that aberrations of chromosome 8 have been linked to various leukemias and lymphomas and that two human oncogenes, c-mos and c-myc, have also been mapped to chromosome 8.