una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Tue May 31 15:57:59 EST 1994
Sam Aparicio <saparici at med.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>I wonder whether having "narrow" newsgroups focussed on a single model
>organism will be productive in the long run. There is much to be gained
>from species comparison at all levels, genomic, genetic etc. ...
Agreed. Perhaps a general group is needed. Though for each species
there is usually a large body of specific technical information that
doesn't directly apply to other species. Wouldn't it be best to have
both focussed discussion forums and more general ones? A general
forum would be useful for hosting discussion on topics that do not
have their own forum. And ideally the ease of movement among Usenet
newsgroups will allow at least a fraction of readers to read several
newsgroups and thus serve to cross-fertilize them.
Instead of "model-organism" or just "organism", how about "species"?
Una Smith smith-una at yale.edu
Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8104 USA
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