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Information for 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 net.bio.net
			(autoseq-moderator at net.bio.net is an
			 alias for bionet-genome-autosequencing at net.bio.net)

Moderator:		David Cain

Mailing list name:	AUTOMATED-SEQUENCING

E-mail addresses:	autoseq at net.bio.net
			autoseq at daresbury.ac.uk

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.

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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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How to look at archives of the list:
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September 1995.  You can read, reply to, or post new messages through
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Best wishes for a successful newsgroup!

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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