BIOSIS Launches Multidisciplinary Genetics Database

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BIOSIS has announced the latest addition to its CD-ROM product line, BIOSIS GenRef on Compact Disc, a database on genetics. The disc will be available to users in the first quarter of 1995.

"We conducted extensive research on the needs of genetic researchers and information specialists," explains John E. Anderson, president of BIOSIS, "and found they need one place to find bibliographic references to multiple disciplines: plants, animals, humans, and microorganisms. So we designed BIOSIS GenRef on compact disc to meet this need. The new database covers both scientific and business literature, and many of the records contain international gene sequence numbers, to link researchers to full sequence data."

BIOSIS GenRef offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of genetics literature that is vital to the research of many life scientists. Records are selected from 6500 scientific journals, 340 business publications, and the proceedings of 2000 international meetings. International gene sequence numbers are added whenever they appear in the original article. Using these sequence numbers, researchers can find data from the three international genetic repositories: GenBank, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ). …