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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, May 1992; 4(1)

GDB Statistics and OMIM Documents Available via Anonymous FTP*

Two new types of files in ASCII format, GDB statistics and OMIM documents, are now available via Anonymous FTP (file transfer protocol) from the host:

  • mendel.welch.jhu.edu (128.220.59.42).

GDB Statistics

Two types of statistics are updated weekly and added to the gdb/stats directory. One set of files shows the number of genes and markers mapped to each chromosome, and the other shows the number of identified loci, probes, polymorphisms, sources, and contacts. A README file in the gdb/stats directory describes the file name format.

OMIM Documents

All MIM documents that can be retrieved and displayed through the OMIM database are available as individual files with the MIM number as the filename. Users who have searched OMIM for relevant MIM numbers can use FTP to download the full text of the documents. A README file in the OMIM directory describes how to locate specific MIM documents.


*A beginner's guide to FTP access and downloading procedures is available from GDB User Support. This guide is in ASCII format and can be sent via e-mail or U.S. mail.


HGMIS Staff

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v4n1).

Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.