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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, November 1992; 4(4)
James Fickett, Michael Cinkosky, and Joe Gatewood [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)] have developed a new e-mail service to help cDNA sequencing laboratories stay aware of overlaps with other laboratories. cDNA-Inform, a collection of public and private sequences and software for automatic searches and comparisons, can be queried by e-mailing a newly determined sequence to the address below. Sequence identifiers and contact information are reported to owners of matching sequences, who are continually informed of new matches. Although matches are reported, privately submitted sequences are seen only by the contributor.
To use cDNA-Inform, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the text cdna-inform in the first line. For FASTA format, start the second line with a right angle bracket (>) followed by a sequence identifier (if no identifier is supplied, cDNA-Inform will assign one). On the same line, identify the sequence source. Place the sequence, with no annotation, numbering, or punctuation, on the third and succeeding lines. For GenBank format, the first line should be cdna-inform -g, and the remaining message should contain a sequence in GenBank entry format. [Contact: James Fickett; LANL; T-10 MS K710 (505/665-5340, Internet: email@example.com).]
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