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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):11

GDB SprintNet/DataPac Access Ends November 30

Since GDB and OMIM became publicly available, North American users have been able to access the databases via SprintNet/DataPac, usually with a local phone call. Connect charges for SprintNet/DataPac have been paid by the GDB/OMIM project.

Given the limited number of such connections relative to their cost, GDB has been asked to end SprintNet/DataPac service on November 30. Numerous commercial services now offer Internet access to individuals at a reasonable cost.

SprintNet/DataPac users should check with computer support staff at their institution to determine Internet availability. Those without institutional Internet access should contact GDB User Support for a list of service providers in their area and other access methods.

HGMIS staff

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.