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Human Genome News, July-September 1996; 8(1)

GDB Links Human Genes to Drosophila Homologs

Over 600 gene entries in GDB are now linked to homologous Drosophila genes in the FlyBase database, which contains genetic and other information from all current and past scientific studies on the fruit fly. All Drosophila species are represented in FlyBase, so the Homology links from any given human gene may contain several FlyBase links. Gene symbols of the class Nnnn\* (e.g., Dgua\Hsp22) are from species other than Drosophila melanogaster.

GDB thanks those at FlyBase who made it possible to provide these links to the community, especially Michael Ashburner, Don Gilbert, and Wayne Rindone.

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