Sense/Antisense nonsense

Ferland Louis H. ferlandl at ERE.UMontreal.CA
Thu Jan 11 08:49:26 EST 1996

On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, Dima Klenchin wrote:

> Date: Wed, 10 Jan 96 23:19:52 GMT
> From: Dima Klenchin <klenchin at>
> To: methods at
> Subject: Re: Sense/Antisense nonsense
> In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960109101932.5996A-100000 at tin>,
>    "Mr. I.S. Viney" <iviney at> wrote:
> >plus 
> >and minus, Watson and Crick, top and bottom, sense and antisense, 
> >coding and non-coding nomenclature for DNA strands.  
> >All terms being freely 
> >interchanged.
> You are 100% right. I love it (my $0.02: "molbio" and "methds-reagnts").
Yes, 100% right: freely interchangeable such that we can no longer talk 
to each other and expect to understand what the other is talking about. 
Biochemistry/mol. bio. cannot afford such confusion.

Dr. Louis H. Ferland
Centre de Recherche, Hotel-Dieu de Montreal
Dept de Nutrition, Universite de Montreal
Phone: (514) 843-2757     FAX: (514) 843-2719

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