How to find the most up to date sequences

Peter Rice rice at embl-heidelberg.de
Thu Mar 24 03:39:39 EST 1994

In article <Cn1yw3.F2F at hkuxb.hku.hk>, billyli at hkuxa.hku.hk (Billy Li) writes:

> Sorry for a dumb question.  I am wondering if there is a document in GCG
> to describe the newly inputted sequences.  The reason is that I have
> developed a model and want to test this against new data.  To be
> more specific, I need newly sequenced human sequences in Genbank
> i.e. Genbank:Hum* 

GCG supports the qualifier /SINCE=1.93 for all new or changed entries since
Jan-93 (for example). So part of your problem is solved. /SINCE is only
documentedfor old programs such as WORDSEARCH, but it is in the Procedure
Library so all programs that go through databases can use it.

For Unix, of course, use -since=1.93 instead.

GenBank has, however, renamed up to half of the human entries to give them
the original EMBL entry hame (HS* instead of HUM*) so your naming
convention will fail.

You could install the complete EMBL release and use EMBL:HS* but just
using the GenBank primate division may be close enough.

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