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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, January 1993; 4(5)
SIGMA (System for Integrated Genome Map Assembly), a new software tool for building integrated genome maps, is being distributed by the Human Genome Information Resource of the Theoretical Biology Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). SIGMA is an object-oriented, graphical map editor based on X windows and an object-oriented database management system (ObjectStore from Object Design, Inc.) with the OpenLook interface standard.
Some major features of SIGMA, designed by Michael Cinkosky and Jim Fickett (both at LANL):
SIGMA is available from LANL without charge, although an ObjectStore license is required to maintain a local database. For more information on SIGMA, contact Cinkosky (505/665-0840, Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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.