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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, November 1992; 4(4)
Genome Data Base (GDB) Version 5.0 contains major new features enhancing database content, data relationships, and software for data retrieval and display. Highlights are summarized below, and a detailed description will be available online in the Release Notes under News.
Information in GDB is organized into ten data managers: Map, Locus, Probe, Polymorphism, Mutation, Population, Library, Cell Line, Citation (previously named Source), and Contact. Five of them are newly added to increase the searchability and types of data that can be retrieved and displayed:
Significant amounts of new data have also been added to three existing managers:
Flexibility has been increased for retrieving linkage relationships among entries in different managers:
A query can retrieve any number of entries. If more than 500 entries are retrieved, data are grouped in sets and the user can move between sets. To provide a variety of ways to search for data, a basic set of fields (Cytogenetic Location, Locus Symbol, Locus Name, Probe Symbol) is included on the retrieve screens for loci, probes, polymorphisms, mutations, and populations. The detail view screens in each of these managers also include these basic fields.
To make information available as quickly as possible, new entries that are complete in fields and citations but subject to modifications during review will be viewable by general users as PROPOSED DATA. However, unpublished material may be withheld from view for up to 6 months if requested by the submitter.
Output functions now include additional types and formats of GDB data that can be sent via e-mail. In addition to personal search results, standard reports (see GDB Standard Reports) are also available in ASCII, Tab-delimited, and PostScript formats.
An online system provides help with individual screens and fields and general topics. Help is now included in Citation and Locus managers and will be added to other managers on an ongoing basis.
Menu choices are selected through control R followed by unique menu letters that are consistent across all screens and managers. A set of function keys is available for the most commonly used menu and submenu options.
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