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Thursday, April 15, 2004

Complementary DNA (and complimentary) database project

Dennis Normile, New Global Database Lends a Hand to Gene Hunters, Science 304(5669), 368 (16 April 2004). (Access restricted to subscribers.) "A database of annotated, full-length human complementary DNAs (cDNAs), compiled by an international team led by Japanese researchers, has been opened for public access. The database is expected to be a boon for research related to drug development, gene hunting, molecular evolution, and comparative genomics." The product is called "Human Full-Length cDNA Annotation Invitational," or "H-Invitational," resulting from a conference where researchers were chosen for the high quality of their data.