Important BIOSCI FAQ update

Una Smith una.smith at
Sat Oct 14 16:02:22 EST 1995

The current BIOSCI FAQ on contains this sentence:

> There are other forums on Usenet such as for the asking
> and answering of biological questions from lay persons.

Unfortunately, many readers of this FAQ have confused the name of
a single newsgroup,, with the name of an entire hierarchy,*.  By tradition, the newsgroup is the main forum
where non-biologists can ask questions and speculate on matters
biological, no matter how wacky.  The other 15 newsgroups in the* hierarchy are of generally very professional quality,
and should not be confused with

Recently, was renamed  Please update any FAQs
or other documents you maintain to reflect this change of name.

Non-biologists will find a comfortable environment for posting in, and are generally welcome in the 15 other groups in
the* hierarchy.

	Una Smith			smith-una at

Dept. of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT  06520-8104  USA

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