CALL FOR VOTES: CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Fri Apr 16 13:19:47 EST 1993


Voting is now open on CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes.  The
charter for CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes is provided below.
Several revisions were submitted after the discussion period but the
decision was made not to split the autoseqs and chromosomes group at
this time.

The current BIOSCI newsgroup, CHROMOSOME-22/bionet.genome.chrom22,
will be closed down at the end of this vote due to failure to meet the
minimum usage requirements, regardless of the outcome of the vote.

This vote also represents the end of the "prototype" period for the
BIOSCI autoseqs list and will decide its future as well.

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Proposal to establish CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes

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

Discussion leaders:

Greg Lennon
Human Genome Center, L-452
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
greg at mendel.llnl.gov

Bruce A. Roe
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
620 Parrington Oval
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu


CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes charter:

Name:  bio-chrom   MAPPING AND SEQUENCING OF EUCARYOTE CHROMOSOMES

	Greg Lennon and Bruce Roe propose to be discussion leaders
for a new news group that would replace the .chromosome22 news group
and the autoseqs at net.bio.net e-mail list.   

The topics open for discussion in this new, combined, news group include:

  1. Physical mapping of human, mouse, and other eucaryote chromosomes

  2. Large-scale sequencing of cDNAs and chromosomes

  3. Mapping of human, mouse, and other eucaryote cDNAs to chromosomes

  4. Selection of chromosome-specific cDNAs

  5. Generation of chromosome-specific clones and sequences
     (STSs, microsatellites, etc.)  

  6. Announcements and requests for probes.

with an emphasis on theory, techniques and discoveries.  The overall
purpose of this new, combined news group is to bring research groups
with an interest in genomic-level research and automated methods for
studying eucaryote genomes together to exchange ideas and protocols, 
probes and mapping information, and to discuss other issues relevant
to large scale mapping and sequencing.
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Voting is now open on CHROMOSOMES/bionet.genome.chromosomes and will
run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 16 May 1993.  Please send your
vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on CHROMOSOMES

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on CHROMOSOMES

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.  Permission has been
granted to post this note to the current Chromosome 22 and autoseqs
newsgroups.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				kristoff at net.bio.net



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