# HUM-MOLGEN subscribers and countries: another milestone...

Frank Zollmann frank.zollmann at stud.uni-rostock.de
Sat Jan 13 16:37:01 EST 1996


The HUM-MOLGEN (Human Molecular Genetics) mailing list 
continues to grow rapidly. Another new milestone has been 
reached! In somewhat over a year 3000 colleagues interested 
in genetics and molecular biology have gathered at this digital
meeting place!

Subscribers are clinicians, geneticists, molecular biologists,  
(medical or biological) students and other individuals interested in  
the field.

Subscription to HUM-MOLGEN is entirely  free. Users connected to the
Internet can subscribe to the list by sending E-Mail 

to  listserv at nic.surfnet.nl
 
            subscribe HUM-MOLGEN first_name last_name(bionet)
 
For more information on HUM-MOLGEN please take a look at our WWW at

           http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/HUM-MOLGEN.
 

We are looking forward to your participation at this forum,
 
HUM-MOLGEN Editors


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 HUM-MOLGEN IS..............
 
 HUM-MOLGEN is a moderated, interactive communication and information
 listserver in Human Genetics. It is available over the Internet. At
 this time (January '96), more than 3.000 subscribers and 10.000 WWW
 users from 56 countries participate at this forum.
 
 The Editors are Arthur A.B. Bergen, Carlo Gambacorti, Hans Goerl,
 Manuel B. Graeber, Kai Garlipp, Martin Kennedy, Ulrich M|ller, Jurg
 Ott and Frank S. Zollmann.
 
 IN HUMAN GENETICS..............
 
 In Human Genetics, the most traditional and well kown examples of
 NET use include OMIM, The Human Genome Database (GDB), the CEPH
 resources, Genbank/EMBL, MERCK/EST resource, and MEDLINE. These are
 all primarily databases, which can be used for specific searches of
 published information.
 All of these 'passive' resources require at least some technical
 knowledge or familiarity with the site screened.
 
 HUM-MOLGEN FOCUSES..............
 
 HUM-MOLGEN, a rather new facility in Human Genetics on the Internet,
 focuses on almost instantaneous interactive communication between
 individuals, institutions, companies and clinicians working in the
 field of Human Genetics. Anybody interested in Human Genetics and
 molecular biology can (without charge) subscribe to the mailing
 list, called HUM-MOLGEN and communicate directly with all other
 members at the same time. HUM-MOLGEN is used for discussion,
 announcements, sharing of information, requests for collaboration,
 preview of literature as well as specific questions concerning the
 topics of the list. Communication occurs through E-mail and our WWW.
 Obviously, list communication, can be combined with traditional
 person-to-person E-mail.
 
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 THE CHIEF ADVANTAGES OF HUM-MOLGEN OVER OTHER LISTSERV SITES ON THE
 NET ARE:
 
 1: IT IS MODERATED.
 
 All messages are directed to the panel of editors who determine
 which messages are of interest to the subscribers. In this way the
 signal to noise ratio is maximized.
 
 2: IT CAN BE CUSTOMIZED.
 
 HUM-MOLGEN has 10 different TOPICS. They are: NEWS in Human
 Genetics, CALLs for collaboration, ANNOuncements, LITErature,
 REVIews, ETHIcal and social issues, DIAGnostics, COMPutational
 Genetics, SPECial topics in Genetics, BIOTechnology.
 Thus subscribers not interested in only one particular area can
 subscribe only to that TOPIC while those who are not interested in
 an area can choose not to receive messages in that TOPIC. As
 subscriber interest varies, the TOPICS covered may be varied.
 
 3. IT IS FREE
 
 4. IT IS TRULY INTERNATIONAL.
 
 Around 1/2 of our subscribers are from outside North America. We
 have a large European subscriber base as well as subscribers from
 Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
 
 5. IT IS LIMITED.
 
 Every effort is made to limit the topics discussed to issues or
 questions involved in HUMAN genetics.
 
 HUM-MOLGEN has created a WWW site which features a combination of
 E-mail and WWW, as well as the integration of resources and
 information of interest to the genetics community, such as
 collaboration between clinicans and biologists, and links to net
 sites of interest to the genetics.
 
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Date:         Sat, 13 Jan 1996
Subject:      File: "HUM-MOLG LIST"

Country        Subscribers
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Argentina              1
Australia             89
Austria               16
Belgium               32
Brazil                14
Canada               172
Chile                  5
China                  9
Colombia               5
Costa Rica             1
Czech Republic        10
Denmark               24
Ecuador                1
Estonia                6
Finland               17
France               101
Germany              183
Great Britain        304
Greece                 4
Hongkong              11
Hungary                8
Iceland                1
India                 13
Indonesia              2
Iran                   7
Ireland               13
Israel                25
Italy                 76
Japan                148
Korea                  7
Malaysia               4
Mexico                16
Netherlands           66
New Zealand           17
Nicaragua              1
Norway                17
Philippines            1
Poland                11
Portugal              11
Romania                1
Russia                 1
Saudi-Arabia           2
Singapore              6
Slovakia               1
South Africa          12
Soviet Union           2
Spain                 44
Sweden                49
Switzerland           47
Taiwan                 9
Thailand               2
Turkey                16
Uruguay                1
USA                 1308
Venezuela              4
???                   58

Total number of users subscribed to the list: 3012  
Total number of countries represented:          56

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