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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, September 1992; 4(3)
The NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) has awarded a 3-year grant for development of FlyBase, a relational database that will facilitate access to and handling of Drosophila information. The award is $610,390 for the first year.
Four project sites will help to establish and maintain the database, with each location undertaking specific curatorial functions. Sites, responsible investigators, and functions are listed below.
"In the past, dedicated volunteers from the Drosophila genetics and molecular biology research community have maintained and distributed essential data resources for Drosophila genetics," says David Benton, NCHGR Program Administrator. "The rapid increase in the amount of available information now requires that a public database be established. This database will incorporate the wealth of information collected by Dan Lindsley and Michael Ashburner and others over many years and will be continuously updated with new research findings," he added.
Programs integrating FlyBase with DNA and protein sequence databases are being developed in collaboration with Carolyn Tolstoshev and James Ostell of the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
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