New Hum. Retroviral Elements mailing list

Dave Kristofferson kristoff at
Sat Dec 16 14:03:24 EST 1995

Information for the BIOHERV prototype newsgroup (mailing list):

Posting address: bioherv at

Discussion leader:

Jonas Blomberg                  jonas.blomberg at
Section of Virology
Department of Medical Microbiology
University of Lund.

tel:  +46 46 17 32 75
fax:  +46 46 18 91 17

The purpose of the BIOHERV mailing list is to function as a means 
of communication between researchers who characterize sequences 
related to retroviruses in the human genome, and investigate 
their expression, physiological and pathogenic roles. It will 
facilitate exchange of information, protocols, ideas and function 
as a forum for discussion.


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sites and a parallel USENET news distribution in the bionet hierarchy
will be made available in addition to the current mail distribution

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Future Plans for the group:

This is a "prototype newsgroup" in our terminology which means that it
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