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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January 1992; 3(5)

GDB Files Available via Anonymous FTP

To expand methods of distributing data to the scientific community, a set of GDB data files and other materials are now available via Anonymous FTP (file transfer protocol) from the host (

Initial files include data files (as tab-delimited ASCII tables) generated weekly from GDB tables, schema files, forms for submission of data, and user documentation. The "gdb" directory includes a README file describing what is available and an INDEX file listing all the files in each subdirectory.

In addition, GDB will soon begin to generate standard report files containing results from a series of predefined searches and to make these reports available via FTP. GDB staff asks users to specify the types of reports that would be valuable; e-mail the message to

Space will be available on the server for software tools and utilities developed by the user community. Use the e-mail address above to request information on how to submit software. Users of this service should be familiar with FTP access and downloading procedures.


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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.