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