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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January 1993; 4(5)

GDB Forum

Significant New Data Now Accessible from GDB

Data and maps relevant to landmark genomic-research papers published recently in Science and Nature are now accessible on the Genome Data Base (GDB). These datasets include (1) a listing of over 800 polymorphic markers presented by Jean Weissenbach and colleagues (Nature 359: 794-901), (2) genetic baseline maps constructed by the NIH and Centre du Polymorphisme Humain collaborative mapping group for all human chromosomes except Y (Science 258: 67-86), and (3) a YAC contig-STS map of chromosome 21 provided by Ilya Chumakov's group (Nature 359, 380-87). Authors are encouraged to submit maps and other data directly to GDB (see User Support Offices for complete address).

GDB User Support, Registration

To become a registered user of GDB and OMIM, contact one of the User Support offices listed at right (a user may register to access both Baltimore and a remote node). Questions, problems, or user-registration requests may be sent by telephone, fax, or e-mail. User-registration requests should include name, institutional affiliation, and title (if applicable), street address (no P.O. box numbers), telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.

GDB and OMIM Training Course Schedule

Comprehensive hands-on training courses on the use of GDB and OMIM will have at least one computer workstation for two participants. Registrants will receive at least 3 weeks notice if insufficient registration causes class cancellation.

  • The general course for scientific users provides a basic understanding of the databases and relationships among different types of data.
  • The course for users with editing privileges includes instructions on adding, modifying, and deleting GDB data.

Class frequency and location will be determined by demand (schedule below). Courses are free, but attendees must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. Hotel information and directions will be mailed with registration materials.

As interest in GDB continues to grow, organizations around the world will offer training that requires access to GDB in Baltimore. Notifying GDB User Support about planned training activities will enable the staff to ensure database availability by scheduling maintenance and repairs at other times.

Course Registration Information: contact U.S. GDB User Support Office.

Planned Exhibitions

  • Experimental Biology, New Orleans, Mar. 28-Apr. 1.
  • APP/AFCR/ASCI, Washington, D.C., Apr. 30-May 3.

Course: Dates: Place

  • General User: March 22-23: Baltimore
  • General User: April 26-27: Baltimore
  • General User: June 21-22: Baltimore
  • Editing: March 4: Baltimore
  • Editing: May 10-11: Baltimore

User Support Offices

United States
GDB User Support
Applied Research Laboratory
William H. Welch Med. Library
Johns Hopkins University
2024 E. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21205-2100
Fax: 410/614-0434

The Help Line is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST for information on accounts and training courses, technical support, and data questions. Calls received after hours will be forwarded to the appropriate voice mail and returned as soon as possible. To obtain a user's local SprintNet (Telenet) number for locations within the United States: 800/736-1130.

United Kingdom
Christine Bates
Human Gene Mapping Program Resource Center
CRC, Watford Road
Harrow, Middx HA1 3UJ U.K.
(Int.) 44/81-869-3446
Fax: (Int.) 44/81-869-3807

Otto Ritter
Molecular Biophysics Dept.
German Cancer Research Center
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
D-6900 Heidelberg, FRG
(Int.) 49/6221-42-2372
Fax: (Int.) 49/6221-42-2333

Alex Reisner
Electrical Engineering Building, J03
University of Sydney
Sydney, N.S.W. 2006
(Int.) 61/2-692-2948
Fax: (Int.) 61/2-692-3847

CORRECTION. HGMIS regrets errors on p. 10 of GDB Forum published in the last issue. The figure caption should read: "Relationships among GDB data managers and the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. Data are linked to citations in all managers except Contact." The last sentence of the box about GDB 5.0 Data Conversion should read: "Developers interested in obtaining the 5.0 schema and accompanying data dictionary should contact GDB User Support in Baltimore."


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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.