Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, January 1994; 5(5)
GDB and OMIM can be searched via e-mail by sending a query to firstname.lastname@example.org. No subject line is necessary when querying mailserv. The e-mail server uses the Wide Area Information Server (WAIS) for all searches. WAIS locates and ranks documents according to frequency of use of query terms and their appearance in the title.
A single e-mail message can contain an unlimited number of commands. The results of all commands, except help, will be sent in a single message. Valid commands include the following:
The following example query will return one message with the help file and a second message with all the search results.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and microsatellite data have been loaded into GDB from the latest set of highly informative Genethon markers. Records in this set consist of over 1200 new cloned probes, PCR probes, polymorphisms, and loci complete with PCR conditions and allele-frequency information.
To access this data in GDB, first retrieve the GDB ID# G00-230-332, then call the Locus, Probe, or Polymorphism Manager.
To become a registered user of GDB and OMIM, contact one of the User Support offices listed below (a user may register to access both Baltimore and a remote node). Questions, problems, or user-registration requests may be sent by telephone, fax, or e-mail. User-registration requests should include name, institutional affiliation, and title (if applicable), street address (no P.O. box numbers), telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
The Help Line in Baltimore is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST for information on accounts and training courses, technical support, and data questions. Calls received after hours will be forwarded to the appropriate voice mail and returned as soon as possible. To obtain a user's local SprintNet (Telenet) number for locations within the United States: 800/736-1130.
GDB, OMIM Training Schedule
Contact U.S. GDB User Support Office. General User Classes will be held in Baltimore on April 18- 19 and June 13-14.
User Support Offices
GDB User Support
Genome Data Base
Johns Hopkins University
2024 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205-2100
Molecular Biophysics Dept.
German Cancer Research Center
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
D-6900 Heidelberg Germany
Human Gene Mapping Program
CRC, Watford Road
Harrow, Middx HA1, 3UJ
GDB User Support
Faculty of Science
University of Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9010
6500 GL NIJMEGEN
Electrical Eng. Bldg. J03
University of Sydney
Sydney, N.S.W. 2006
GDB User Support
S-751 23 Uppsala
The new version of GDB/Accessor, called 5.2 to match the GDB version, includes the following enhancements:
Current GDB/Accessor users can get the new 5.2 version by following the directions below.
GDB/Accessor is available via ftp (ftp.gdb.org) in pub/mac/accessor directory. For more information, contact GDB User Support.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v5n5).
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.