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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, March 1994; 5(6)
The new telephone number for GDB user support in Baltimore is 410/955-9705.
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.
Contact U.S. GDB User Support Office (below). General User Classes will be held in Baltimore on April 18-19 and June 13-14.
Genome Data Base (GDB) is making available the data presented in the paper by Cohen et al. on mega-yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) maps of all the human chromosomes [Nature 366, 698-701 (1993)]. In conjunction with the paper's publication, data on YAC clones became accessible December 16, 1993, on the Genethon ftp and Gopher servers. GDB staff downloaded these data and formatted them for electronic loading into GDB.
From this data set, 7484 D-segment assignments have been made. A total of 34,495 clone records and nearly 100,000 links to already defined Genethon sequence tagged sites and between overlapping YACs are available in GDB.
Since GDB will contain records of all publicly available Genethon YAC information, Genethon markers included in future maps need not be resubmitted to GDB. Research groups having clone information should contact GDB for assistance in the data-submission process.
The electronic form of the newsletter may be cited in the following style:
Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v5n6).
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.