I'm happy to announce the birth of The Johns Hopkins University
BioInformatics Web Server - a new Web server for biology. The URL is:
Here you will find some interesting biological databases (which have hot
links to each other as well as to other databases around the world),
electronic publications for biology, a section to help you with your
software needs, and of course links to other Web servers.
If you've never heard of the Web (World Wide Web - WWW) or don't have a
client yet - you can get good Web clients for a variety of machines by
NCSA Mosaic is an excellent client and is available for X-Windows, Macs,
and PCs (MS-Windows). You can obtain any or all of these by anonymous ftp
from ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu in the /Web directory (ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Web).
There is also a nice Unix and VMS client called lynx for those who need
a vt100 option - you can obtain it by anonymous ftp from ftp2.cc.ukans.edu
in the /pub/lynx directory (ftp://ftp2.cc.ukans.edu/pub/lynx). Of course
with a vt100 client you loose some functionality - fancy text formatting and
image display - that is available with the other clients.
danj at gdb.org