Use of sequence databases - ethics?
ed at MOLBIOL.UCT.AC.ZA
Thu Dec 12 03:35:46 EST 1996
> From: pdxkrb at evol.gene.nottingham.ac.uk (Keith Bradnam)
> Subject: Re: Use of sequence databases - ethics?
> I think it would get rather unfeasible to end up citing
> all references to all sequences referred to in any given study.
...For genomes such as yeast, the total number
> of references needed to make sure all sequencing groups had been
> acknowledged would be immense.
An accession number - or group thereof - is a reference, in that it
leads straight to the authors of any sequence(s). As long as some ay
is figured for credit to be given for citation of accession numbers,
I can see no problem for their use instead of list of names.
Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za
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