robison1 at husc10.harvard.edu
Fri Aug 20 09:54:23 EST 1993
GRGGTA at uk.AC.MANCHESTER.CHRISTIE-HOSPITAL.PATERSON writes:
>My question thus
>is what information is available that has direct relevance to the (cancer-
>related) biological sciences which is not already available via Email servers
>and the GCG package, both of which are available for use here already?
>Are gophers just "netters toys" or are they tools for science?
VERY USEFUL TOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, many of the resources available via gopher are available via E-mail
also. The gopher provides a good backup and each method has its own
advantages. For example, one can get GenBank sequences by E-mail or
gopher. For browsing, gopher is better but for retrieving lots of
sequences E-mail is better.
The major advantage to gopher is that there ARE huge amounts of data
out there on gopher sites, and gopher gives you a common interface
to all that data. In addition, if you forget where something is
you can find it with Veronica.
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI
robison at biosun.harvard.edu
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