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Human Genome News, May 1994; 6(1)

GDB Adds Nodes in Israel, Japan, and France

To increase GDB accessibility worldwide, additional nodes have been added in Israel, Japan, and France. These nodes offer database and user support services equivalent to those at GDB in Baltimore. To register for an account at any of the nodes, see contact information at right.

ISRAEL. The GDB Israel node is located at the Bioinformatics Unit of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. The main objective of this site is to serve molecular biology needs in the scientific community, with emphasis on Human Genome Project research.

In addition to GDB and OMIM applications, data can be accessed through client software communicating with the following servers:

  1. GDB/Accessor at Weizmann Institute Server: inherit1.weizmann.ac.il
  2. World Wide Web server URL: http://bip.weizmann.ac.il/index.html
  3. Gopher server: BioInformatics (Weizmann Institute) Host: bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il Port:70
  4. Anonymous ftp server:bioinformatics.weizmann.ac.il Address:

JAPAN . The GDB Japan node is run by the Japan Information Center of Science and Technology (JICST) in cooperation with the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN). Located in Tsukuba City, the node is supported financially by the Science and Technology Agency. Access to this node from Japan and other Asian countries is available via Internet and direct modem connection. A brochure in Japanese describes the GDB and OMIM databases, and user documentation is available in both Japanese and English.

FRANCE . The GDB French Node is run by the Bioinformatics Center at Villejuif, a joint service of the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), with financial support from the French National Genome Program. The center is also the new French EMBnet node responsible for maintaining additional genetic databases, molecular sequence databases, and computational analysis tools for the research community.

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