Unix software available to process genbank update postings

Roy Smith roy at alanine.phri.nyu.edu
Mon Mar 19 21:21:20 EST 1990

	Begining a week or two ago, daily updates to the GenBank database
have been posted to the newsgroup bionet.molbio.genbank.updates by the
Bionet staff.  Unix-based software to take these postings and integrate the
data contained therein into a local copy of the GenBank database is now
available.  This software has been developed at the Public Health Research
Institute, and is available via anonymous ftp from goober.phri.nyu.edu
(  We are working on finding other ways to distribute the
software as well.

	The genbank-over-news project is the result of a collaborative
effort with Dave Kristofferson, Eliot Lear and the staff at Intelligenetics,
and Ross Smith, Suzy Gottesman, and Lara Schulmann at the New York
University Medical Center (who have written similar software to run under
VMS; see <6919.260107ac at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu> for details).  At the PHRI end,
Brent Hobbs did most of the Unix programming.

	Note that the software currently on goober is being distributed for
the first time outside of PHRI.  That's a polite way of saying it's in beta
test, so we don't promise everything will work as well as it should.  We are
anxious to receive problem reports or any other feedback you may have to
help us improve the software.  Also note that the software is being
distributed free of charge, so we are not responsible for anything going
wrong, and we also prohibit any commercial use of the software without prior
consent of the PHRI.
Roy Smith, Public Health Research Institute
455 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016
roy at alanine.phri.nyu.edu -OR- {att,philabs,cmcl2,rutgers,hombre}!phri!roy
"My karma ran over my dogma"

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