SWISS-PROT in danger of closing down

Iddo Friedberg (
Sat, 11 May 1996 17:34:33 +0300 (GMT+0300)


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SWISS-PROT should have been 10
years old in July 1996, but it may
disappear on June 30, 1996

Due to funding problems, SWISS-PROT as well as PROSITE, and the ENZYME
nomenclature databases will disappear on June 30, 1996 if no solution is
found before that date. The ExPASy WWW server and all services associated
with it will also shut down. The distribution of the SWISS- 2DPAGE
database will also be discontinued. Other external databases, WWW services
and software packages that depend on SWISS-PROT, PROSITE and ENZYME as
well as on the links provided between biomolecular databases will also be
severely affected by this problem. Users of services and databases such
as ENTREZ, BLOCKS, SRS, Owl, etc. should also be aware that most
annotations at the protein level available through these services
originate from SWISS-PROT or PROSITE.



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