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CELEGANS/bionet.celegans passes: 212 YES to 1 NO

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Fri Jul 8 18:27:36 EST 1994


The CELEGANS/bionet.celegans newsgroup passed by a vote of 212 YES to
1 NO.

We will proceed to establish this group which will probably be
operational sometime next week.  Please DO NOT request e-mail
subscriptions until an announcement is made in BIONEWS/bionet.announce
that the group is ready for operation.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

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Proposal to establish CELEGANS/bionet.celegans

Proposed USENET name: bionet.celegans

Proposed Mailing list name: CELEGANS

Proposed e-mail addresses:  celegans at net.bio.net
                            celegans at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion Leader:          

William Morgan
College of Wooster, Dept. of Biology
Wooster, OH  44691
wmorgan at acs.wooster.edu

CELEGANS/bionet.celegans charter:

Since Sydney Brenner's pioneering work in the 1960's, research on the model
organism Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes has exploded.  This
rapid advancement has been aided in large part by the extensive cooperation
and open communication that has characterized the C. elegans research
community.   As the number of C.elegans researchers and laboratories
continues to mushroom, I would like to propose the formation of a new group
devoted to research on C. elegans and related nematodes.  This newsgroup
will help maintain the close ties between all C. elegans researchers and
will complement existing avenues of information dissemination, including
the biennial International C. elegans Meeting, the Worm Breeder's Gazette,
and ACEDB.   

Formation of this newsgroup will provide:

*** A source of quick help on specific methodological problems.

*** An additional forum for the discussion of ideas, problems and recent
developments on C. elegans and related nematodes.

*** A bulletin board for announcements pertinent to C. elegans researcher
(e.g., job positions).

*** An additional means for sharing strains, molecular reagents, etc.

*** Further opportunities for collaborative efforts between labs.

*** A depository of practical advice and other information.

The newsgroup is expected to run unmoderated and I am willing to act as the
current coordinator.

William Morgan (wmorgan at acs.wooster.edu
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