Human Genome News, November 1991; 3(4)

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Submitting Data to GDB

Researchers wishing to submit their data to GDB and receive a D-number assignment for a new segment of anonymous DNA must include the following minimal information on a GDB Submission form:

  • probe name
  • vector
  • insertion site
  • cytogenetic localization
  • mode of assignment
  • contact's name, address, and phone number; and
  • additional information concerning the signigicance of the marker (e.g., polymorphism data, physical map, and evidence for expression).

D-segment numbers will be assigned according to the guidelines established in the "Report of the DNA Committee of Human Gene Mapping Workshop 11," (Cytogenet. and Cell Genet., 1991, in press). A copy of the guidelines is available upon request from Michael Chipperfield at the address below.

If a D-segment is polymorphic, a GDB Polymorphism Submission form should be completed, as well as a GDB PCR Submission form if the polymorphism is formatted by polymerase chain reaction. These forms may also be used when submission to GDB is required for journal publication.

All GDB data submission forms are available in both hard-copy and electronic form. Direct inquiries to

  • Michael A. Chipperfield
    William H. Welch Medical Library
    1830 E. Monument Street, Third Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21205
    301/955-0884, Fax: 301/955-0054

GDB Staff

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