Chromosome Database available on Gopher

Mr. S.J. Mercer smercer at mrc-crc.ac.uk
Tue Nov 30 09:52:30 EST 1993


                              ANNOUNCEMENT

The Chromosome Abnormality Database is now available by Gopher from the
UK Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre (HGMP-RC).

This database was established early in 1991,to collect records of chromsosome 
abnormalities (of all types) from the fifty or so laboratories in the United 
Kingdom which perform routine diagnostic karyotyping. Ordinarily, the records 
of abnormal samples were held separately by each laboratory, but the Chromosome
Abnormality Database (CAD) acts as a centralised repository for this 
information and enabling researchers to locate samples of interest without 
having to contact all of the laboratories individually.

The CAD now stores over forty thousand records of chromosome abnormality
and for each record holds the sex, date of birth, tissue type and karyotype,
as well as details of the lab from which the record was collected. It also
holds information on the availability of stored samples and cell lines where
these are available.

Point your gopher at menu.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk port 70 or make a link:

Name: Chromosome Abnormality Database
Type: 1
Port: 70
Path: 1/HGMP_DBs/Cad_DB
Host: menu.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk

If you have any further questions, please email me at simon at bioch.ox.ac.uk.
Applications for an account at the UK HGMP-RC should be made to
cbates at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk  Tel: +44 81 869 3446  Fax: +44 81 869 3807



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