2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: OLIGONUCLEOTIDES/bionet.molbio.oligos

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Mon Jun 6 16:59:58 EST 1994


This is the second and final call for votes on the proposed
OLIGONUCLEOTIDES/bionet.molbio.oligos newsgroup.  We are running
several votes simultaneously, so please be certain to follow the
directions further below *carefully*!  Thanks!

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Proposal to establish OLIGONUCLEOTIDES/bionet.molbio.oligos

Proposed USENET name: bionet.molbio.oligos

Proposed Mailing list name: OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

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

Discussion leader:
			J.F. Ramalho Ortigao
			University of Ulm
			Section for Polymers
			D-89069 Ulm, Germany

			Tel. +49 731 502 3162
			Fax. +49 731 502 3159
			Internet: Flavio.Ortigao at physik.uni-ulm.de
			Bitnet:   Ortigao at dulruu51


Proposal:
I would like to propose the creation of a new group devoted to
chemically synthesized oligonucleotides and their applications

Justification:
In the last decade chemical synthesis of nucleic acids has moved from
being a exotic scientific pursuit to which a few experts were
dedicated, to became rutine in most laboratories. Oligonucleotides
have found application in almost every field of modern biology and
medicine. Notwithstanding, there are many aspects of their synthesis
and modification which are not rutine, and demand some degree of
expertise. Formation of this discussion group will provide a forum for
the exchange of ideas, problems and methodologies among scientists
from different specialities, both from the chemical synthesis side as
well as from the application side.

Formation of this newsgroup will provide:

***a forum for the discussion of new ideas and recent developments of
   the various branches of science involved in this field; 
***a source of information for scientist entering this field;
***a bulletin board for the announcement of scientific events, funding
   sources and job opportunities;
***means for initiating collaborations among the participants;
***announcement of the availability of novel reagents and other materials;
***a depository of practical advices and other information;
***a source of quick help on specific methodological problems.

The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated and I am willing to act as the 
current coordinator. 
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Voting is open on the OLIGONUCLEOTIDES/bionet.molbio.oligos newsgroup
and will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 21 June 1994.  Please
send your vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
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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 OLIGOS

if you favor creation of the newsgroup above or

NO on OLIGOS

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.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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