The goals of the Drosophila Genome Center are to finish the sequence of the euchromatic genome of Drosophila melanogaster to high quality and to generate and maintain biological annotations of this sequence. In addition to genomic sequencing, the BDGP is
1) producing gene disruptions using P element-mediated mutagenesis on a scale unprecedented in metazoans;
2) characterizing the sequence and expression of cDNAs; and
3) developing informatics tools that support the experimental process, identify features of DNA sequence, and allow us to present up-to-date information about the annotated sequence to the research community.
A new website is under construction: http://insitu.fruitfly.org/cgi-bin/ex/insitu.pl , the newer data (post Release 2) will appear only on the new website; The Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP) is a consortium of the Drosophila Genome Center; Part of the BDGP Informatics Group is a member of the FlyBase consortium.