WWW Access to dbEST
dbEST is NCBI's database of "Expressed Sequence Tags" and contains
all PUBLICLY AVAILABLE information on cDNA projects from 60 different
contributing laboratories. dbEST contains nearly 35,000 sequences from
16 different organisms and 122 different cDNA libraries. dbEST has been
operating for more than 2 years and usage has increased approximately
10-fold over the past 12 months: dbEST is now the second most frequently-
searched database at NCBI.
We have recently established World Wide Web access to dbEST (see
"What's New" on the NCBI home page at URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/).
The most important new feature is the ability to perform searches for
text strings using Boolean queries. For example, the query
human AND geneticmap AND kinase
will retrieve all human ESTs that have some mapping information, usually
assignment to a chromosome and have some similarity to a kinase.
Comments or suggestions on this new service are welcomed and should be
directed to www at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
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