EMF-BIO/bionet.emf-bio passes: 117 YES to 3 NO

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Fri Aug 5 16:56:34 EST 1994

I am pleased to announce that the EMF-BIO/bionet.emf-bio newsgroup
proposal has passed by a vote of 117 YES to 3 NO.  The current EMF-BIO
prototype newsgroup (mailing list) at net.bio.net will be split up in
a few weeks between here and the BIOSCI Daresbury site and the USENET
newsgroup will be created.

The USENET newsgroup should be ready for operation sometime next week.
A formal welcoming announcement will be posted to this forum and the
current EMF-BIO mailing list when the group is ready for operation.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

Proposal to establish EMF-BIO/bionet.emf-bio

Proposed USENET name: bionet.emf-bio

Proposed Mailing list name: EMF-BIO

Proposed e-mail addresses: emf-bio at net.bio.net
                           emf-bio at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion Leader:         Allan H. Frey
			   Potomac, MD
			   afrey at uunet.uu.net

The purpose of the Newsgroup is to provide a means of easy 
communication among people doing research in or interested 
in electromagnetic field interactions with biological systems.
It also provides the general biological community with a
window into a field which has broad implications for biology.

The Newsgroup is primarily for discussions among bioscientists.
Lay people interested in hazards should contact the appropriate
groups for such information such as the National EMR 
Alliance (212-554-4073).  Those interested in arguing about
hazards, which is a policy issue, have other forums where 
discussions of policy issues are appropriate.
The Newsgroup can be used for discussion of books, articles
and methods.  Users can pose questions on techniques to be 
used in experiments and seek solutions for problems they have 
encountered in experiments.  A preprint of a paper can be 
posted for comment before sending it in for publication or
starting the next experiment.  Theories can be debated and 
the validity of experiments can be discussed.  Important new 
findings can be announced. Journal editors can post abstracts 
of papers accepted for publication and society newsletters can 
be distributed.  Announcements of funding for new programs 
and jobs can be posted.

The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated and will continue to as
long as the postings concern bioscience research.  I am willing to act
as the coordinator.

Allan H. Frey (afrey at uunet.uu.net)

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