About the CGSC Database

In addition to the genetic information cited on the home page (genotypes and references for strains, the names, synonyms, properties, and map position for genes, gene product information, information on specific mutations and references to primary literature) the database handles information on requests received, shipments responsive to the requests, addresses of requesters, etc., but this information is used only internally and in summary reports not identifying individuals. Any information that we believe would raise privacy issues, is not made accessible via the public interface. We welcome suggestions about the database or questions about its content, use, or organization. The database was initiated as a relational database with the support of NSF in ca. 1989-91, with design by M. Berlyn and S. Letovsky and implementation by S. Letovsky and P. Kalamarides. We are in the process of converting all of our database applications from a Sybase platform to a MySQL/PHP platform, with our web interface being the first application to be ported.

For questions about the Database and Stock Center contact: John Wertz /203-432-9997.
Sybase software development: Stan Letovsky.
MySQL/PHP software development: John Wertz .