[CFD] markers/bionet.genome.markers

ableasby at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk ableasby at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Wed Jun 7 14:18:22 EST 2000

Call for discussion


Discussion on the following proposal will now be open until 7
July on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on
BIONEWS/bionet.announce). For those who are not on the
BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup currently, either read
bionet.general on USENET or subscribe to bioforum by emailing
majordomo at net.bio.net with "subscribe bioforum" in the body of the

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal. USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favour
of such a newsgroup". We will collect votes later. The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 8th July (Newsgroup Discussion
leaders - please note this deadline - if no revisions are received
before the deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote. Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted. If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish MARKERS/bionet.genome.markers

Proposed USENET name: bionet.genome.markers

Proposed mailing list name: MARKERS

Proposed email addresses: markers at net.bio.net

Discussion leaders: Alastair Hamilton and Halina Sobolewska
                             University of North Wales
                             oss601 at bangor.ac.uk

Newsgroup charter:

The MARKERS/bionet.genome.markers newsgroup would be to encourage
discussion on the generation and use of molecular markers, in
particular microsatellites and AFLP's, for population analysis, genome
mapping and DNA fingerprinting.  The newsgroup would aim to bring
together researchers starting out in these areas with those who have
had some experience and is intended to be of particular value to
researchers needing to use such techniques, but whose background is
not necessarily molecular biology.  It is our belief that, as these
molecular techniques find application in an ever broadening range of
fields, an increasing number of scientists yearn for advice.

The bionet.genome.markers newsgroup will be moderated.


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