WELCOME to GenStructure!!
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daemon at net.bio.net
Mon Jan 20 09:22:14 EST 1997
From: Graham Dellaire <dellaire at odyssee.net
To: genstruc at net.bio.net
Subject: WELCOME to GenStructure!!
Date: Sunday, January 19, 1997 2:03 PM
Fellow Colleagues Welcome to the GenStructure News Group!
If you have not followed the birth of our news group over the past few
months I would like to invite you to browse the companion web page called
the GenStructure FAQ
from there you can read the charter of the group and learn the in's and
out's of participating in a bionet news group. As well, many useful links
are provided to other pages focusing on aspect of gene structure and
function. Lastly, lists of suggested references are also provided to aid
the novice in understanding this vast field.
The purpose of the news group as paraphrased from our charter is to:
" ... provide a proper forum for the discussion of issues pertaining and
involving genome and/or chromatin structure and function (see _Topics of
Topics Include: "...Genome/chromatin accessibility and recombination,
3D-organization of the nucleus, Superhelicity and DNA topology/structure
[as it pertains for biological activity of genes], Histones and
and chromatin structure/function, Techniques for genome/chromatin
Just to name a few (again please see our charter for the full rang of
For those of you who have followed us from the beginning, I would just
"WE DID IT!".
Support was overwhelming and I have compiled a list of almost a 100 e-mail
addresses supporting the creation of this news group.
I hope that over the coming months our group will flourish with ideas and
intelligent debate. Perhaps from time to time dogma and paradigms may
Most of all I believe that this news group represents a coming of age of
Genome/Chromatin structure and function studies have gone from the fringe
of science, occupying a curious niche between stalwart biochemistry,
clinical cytogenetics and the newer molecular biology, to the forefront of
our understanding of gene function and the inner workings of the nucleus.
As has been oft said "the Devil is in the details!", and to truely
understand how one controls gene expression and function you need to find
Best of Luck to all and let the debates begin!
Moderator and Primary Discussion Leader
| Graham Dellaire
| Division of Experimental Medicine
| Dept of Medicine, McGill University
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