New MUTATION prototype newsgroup (mailing list)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Sat Sep 30 01:18:00 EST 1995


The following new prototype newsgroup/mailing list has been created.

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Information for the MUTATION prototype newsgroup (mailing list):

Posting address: mutation at net.bio.net

Discussion leader:

   Richard Cotton
   The Murdoch Institute
   Royal Children's Hospital
   Flemington Road
   PARKVILLE  VIC  3052
   E-mail:-cotton at cryptic.rch.unimelb.edu.au

Charter:

To enhance the rate of transfer of mutation technology and findings of the 
Human Genome Project to clinical and research problems.

To discuss any aspects of Mutation in any organism.

To discuss environmental mutagenesis and Mutation mechanism.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

1.	New mutation detection technologies and problems.
2.	Databases and problems.


Please post any suggestions, questions, new findings relevant to any 
aspects of mutation research on mutations themselves.  The area covered 
will be from model organisms, through commercial organisms, animals and 
plants to human disease and diagnosis.  This will include databases, 
nomenclature, methods, 
etc.

POSSIBLE ITEMS TO BE POSTED

1.	New methods and improvements to methodology or strategies for 
mutation detection.

2.	Notification of imminent publication of the above.

3.	Help notes: delineation of problems on which help is needed.

4.	Notification of meetings concerning mutations.

5.	Notification of databases and invitation for submissions.

6.	Suggestions for articles in the literature.

7.	Ideas for databases.

8.	Positions available and wanted.

9.	Equipment available and wanted. (NOTE - Commercial
        advertisements are not allowed on the BIOSCI/bionet newsgroups.)

10.	Suggestions.


Subscribers interested in all aspects of mutation are welcome from 
academic and commercial institutions.  Contributions consistent with the 
objective of this new group are encouraged.  It is anticipated that a 
major initial discussion topic will be human gene mutation specific 
databases.
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How to look at archives of the list:
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The MUTATION archives are available on the World Wide Web at URL
http://www.bio.net/.  Please look under the BIOSCI/bionet archives
hypertext link and then click on the MUTATION folder/directory.  Each
file is assigned a date such as 9509 for September 1995.


Future Plans for the group:
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This is a "prototype newsgroup" in our terminology which means that it
is currently distributed only by e-mail and not on USENET.  You will
find it listed near the end of the BIOSCI info sheet, not in the main
list of BIOSCI newsgroups.  In six months there will be a vote to
either convert it to a full-fledged USENET newsgroup or shut it down.

Once again, if you have any administrative questions that require
personal assistance, please address them to biosci-help at net.bio.net.
Please address subscription requests to biosci-server at net.bio.net
using the syntax described above.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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