AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing PASSES: 197-3

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Sun Mar 3 18:32:52 EST 1996

I am pleased to announce that the proposal to create the mailing list
& newsgroup

AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)

passed by 197 YES votes to 3 NO votes.  We will proceed to create this
group as soon as possible.

E-mail users: please wait until you see an announcement in
BIONEWS/bionet.announce that the group is ready for operation before
you request an e-mail subscription.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to create AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)

USENET newsgroup name:	bionet.genome.autosequencing

Status:			Moderated

One line Description:	Research and support on automated DNA sequencing

Moderation address:	bionet-genome-autosequencing at
			(autoseq-moderator at is an
			 alias for bionet-genome-autosequencing at

Administrator:		David Cain


E-mail addresses:	autoseq at
			autoseq at

Newsgroup character:    

AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing is a forum for the
concentrated discussion and source of assistance on issues relating to
automated DNA sequencing and fragment analysis such as microsatellite
analysis and SSCP . AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING has been chosen as the name
to represent the many different systems currently avaliable .

Functions of the newsgroup:

The newsgroup will offer a well needed focus for the discussion of
automated DNA sequencing / fragment analysis which has until now been
spread across a number of newsgroups resulting in many cross postings
.  The newsgroup will replace the one currently running on mailbase
which has been running for just under a year and proaved to be well
supported .

Topics for discussion will include sequencing chemistries , template
preparation methods , hints and tips for optimisation , recommended
protocols for both large and small scale projects as well as providing
a forum for support between scientists. Other aspects of the
post-sequencing process will also be dealt with, for example, sequence
troubleshooting and software issues.

The newsgroup will also serve as a bulletin board for the announcement
of meetings , conferences , job opportunities within the rapidly
expanding sequencing market .

Subscriptions are welcome from all academic institutions , hospitals ,
government agencies and other research facilities as well as
commercial and industrial organisations . Contributions which support
the outlined functions of the newsgroup will be actively encouraged .

Moderation Policy:

Chain letters , mass posted commercial messages and other messages
deemed to be "Junk mail" will be deleted without comment .
Inappropriate messages for commercial or legal reasons will be
returned to the originator for editing and re-submission . Messages
which are not strictly within the terms of the charter but still
deemed to be of interest to the subscribers will be accepted as long
as they do not breach any of the terms and conditions of the charter .
Due to the commercial competitive nature of the subject companies with
a vested interest will be encouraged to limit their activities on the
newsgroup to replying directly to questions posted or clearing an
article with the moderators prior posting to the list.  Advertisements
for commercial products are prohibited on the BIOSCI/bionet newsgroups.

Proposed Moderators

David Cain
DNA sequencing Unit , Institute of Cancer Research , Chester Beatty
Labs , London , UK

Robert Feakes
Department of Genetics , University of Cambridge , Cambridge , UK

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