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Vol.10, No.3-4   October 1999 

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DOE '99 Oakland Highlights

Genome Project

In the News 

Microbial Genomics

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues


Web, Other Resources, Publications


Meeting Calendars & Acronyms

  • Genome and Biotech Meeting 
  • Training Courses and Workshops 
  • Acronyms

HGN archives and subscriptions

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ELSI and Informatics

MGI 2.2 Released

The Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI) Web site is the home of the Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), and other resources at the Jackson Laboratory (http://www.informatics.jax.org). MGI provides a comprehensive and growing source for information on the biology and genetics of the laboratory mouse. Release 2.2 includes the following changes and additions.

  • With the exception of the Home Page, the names and locations of all files in the MGI Web site have been reorganized to facilitate mirror-site installation and maintenance.
  • On the Home Page, "Quick Gene Search" enables searching for mouse genes using a single or partial gene symbol or name.
  • All MGI pages contain a "Search Forms" menu for quick access to query forms.
  • The marker-detail record now lists sequence database accession IDs with hyperlinks to DDBJ, EMBL, GSDB, and GenBank.
  • New "Mouse Facts" pages present data from various sources, including a mouse sequencing-progress summary; genome-length estimates; MGD chromosomal length and gene distribution; mouse physiology information; and links to other sites of interest to researchers.
  • The MGI Searches, Data, and Reports section incorporates such information as Strains and Polymorphisms, Gene Expression, and Maps and Mapping Data.
  • Several data sets contributed by various authors are available via ftp.

Submitting Data to MGI

MGI encourages contributions of electronic data sets from the scientific community. For data-submission guidelines, visit the Web site or send an e-mail message (submissions@informatics.jax.org). Use this site [http://www.informatics.jax.org/mgihome/nomen/index.shtml] to submit a proposed locus or gene symbol.

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v10n3-4).

Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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Human Genome News

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