CALL FOR DISCUSSION: AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)

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Tue Jan 30 15:48:20 EST 1996

BIOSCI Administrator wrote:
> We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,
> AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING/bionet.genome.autosequencing (moderated)
> Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 28
> January on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).
> For those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup
> currently, either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the
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> --------------------                 --------
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> One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
> and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
> proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
> want to monitor only this discussion.
> Discussion Guidelines
> ---------------------
> Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
> of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
> period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
> proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
> If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
> say anything!!!
> The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
> of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
> for votes which will go out on 29 January (Newsgroup Discussion
> leaders - please note this deadline - if no revisions are received
> before the deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).
> Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
> it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
> votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
> in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
> own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
> votes is issued.
> PLEASE NOTE that the topics covered under the charter below were
> previously included in the charter of the
> CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes newsgroup.  The latter group has
> not in practice focused on automated sequencing, so we have
> entertained this proposal to move an existing active mailing list into
> the BIOSCI/bionet hierarchy to focus specifically on this topic.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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
> Mailing list name:      AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING
> 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 , UKlllll

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