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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, September 1992; 4(3)

Chromosome Editors Ensure Database Integrity

To ensure database integrity, all information submitted for inclusion in GDB is reviewed by the chromosome editors, an international panel of scientists recommended by members of the mapping community and appointed by the Human Genome Organization's Human Genome Mapping Committee (formerly known as the Human Gene Mapping Workshop group).

Assisted by periodic Medline searches, these editors transfer to GDB relevant data gathered from the literature, as well as mapping data and consensus maps derived from single-chromosome workshops, Human Genome Mapping meetings, and Chromosome Coordinating Meetings.

The senior editor for each chromosome (listed in boldface in the following table) coordinates the activities of coeditors and makes sure that information is entered promptly into GDB.

E-mail to GDB Editors Available

A set of e-mail aliases has been established for the committees listed in the Chromosome Editors list. These aliases will enable people who may not know names of current members to contact those having e-mail addresses. The alias names are identical to the committee abbreviations used to retrieve editors in the GDB Contact Manager: cc1 through cc22, ccx, ccy, dna, nc, mim, ldg (or linkage), comap (or mapping), cld (or clinical), mdna (or mito).

The format for sending e-mail to a specific committee is For example, mail for Chromosome 22 committee members should be addressed to Note that this address is different from the "help" address and includes the additional component "library."


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