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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, May 1992; 4(1)

GenBank® Update

Sequence-Submission Software

AUTHORIN is free software that facilitates submission of nucleic acid and protein sequences to GenBank, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Data Library, DNA Data Library of Japan (DDBJ), and Protein Information Resource (PIR). The latest release for IBM PC clones can perform many of the advanced features found in the Authorin Macintosh® version, including those that allow the user to (1) include an amino acid translation of the sequence within a nucleic acid submission file; (2) produce improved submission files that the databanks can process more quickly; (3) identify at a glance the fields that are mandatory on each form; and (4) use the Authorin Quick Guide for frequently asked questions. Because Authorin submissions take less time for the databanks to process, investigators often receive an accession number the same day the sequence is submitted. When ordering AUTHORIN, specify IBM PC or Apple Macintosh format and give mailing address to which software should be sent. (Contact: GenBank; IntelliGenetics, Inc.; 700 East El Camino Real; Mountain View, CA 94040; 800/477-2459, Fax: 415/962-7302; Internet:

Software Database

GenBank invites software developers to add their products to the GenBank Software Clearinghouse database of molecular biology software available from vendors. To add sequence analysis programs or to obtain a copy of the clearinghouse, which is stored in relational database format, contact: Yuki Abe; GenBank c/o IntelliGenetics, Inc.; 700 E. El Camino Real; Mountain View, CA 94040; 415/962-7364;


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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.

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