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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):11
Since GDB and OMIM became publicly available, North American users have been able to access the databases via SprintNet/DataPac, usually with a local phone call. Connect charges for SprintNet/DataPac have been paid by the GDB/OMIM project.
Given the limited number of such connections relative to their cost, GDB has been asked to end SprintNet/DataPac service on November 30. Numerous commercial services now offer Internet access to individuals at a reasonable cost.
SprintNet/DataPac users should check with computer support staff at their institution to determine Internet availability. Those without institutional Internet access should contact GDB User Support for a list of service providers in their area and other access methods.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v6n3).
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.