BIOSCI documentation, newsgroup archives and searchable indexes are
available through the BIOSCI home page on the World Wide Web (WWW).
The URL is
NOTE: All "subscribe" and "unsubscribe" commands sent to the U.S.
BIOSCI e-mail server (biosci-server at net.bio.net) now consistently use
the <=8 character e-mail address as the listname. For example, to
subscribe to the METHODS-AND-REAGENTS mailing list which has an e-mail
address of methods at net.bio.net, use the command "subscribe methods".
See the BIOSCI Newsgroups Information sheet for the Americas & Pacific
Rim for further details.
The following new newsgroups were created last month. Please check
the BIOSCI info sheet in a subsequent posting for details:
RECOMBINATION/bionet.molbio.recombination Research on the
recombination of DNA or RNA.
** = moderated newsgroup.
The following new prototype newsgroups were created last month.
Please check the section on prototype newsgroups near the end of the
BIOSCI info sheet for details:
No new prototype newsgroups this month.
IMPORTANT - What to do if new bionet USENET groups do not appear at
^^^^^^^^^ your site.
As automatic creation of new USENET newsgroups becomes less common at
most sites, users may have to check with their local news
administrators periodically to ensure that they are receiving a
complete set of bionet USENET newsgroups. The "bionet Checkgroups
Message" is a BIOSCI WWW page option under the BIOSCI documentation
section mentioned above. News administrators should regularly use
this checkgroups script, e.g., once a month, to ensure that the latest
bionet USENET newsgroups are available on their news system. The
checkgroups message is automatically posted to the "control" newsgroup
on the first of each month, so your news administrator should be
alerted automatically by e-mail if bionet groups are missing at your
site. Nonetheless they will still have to read and take manual action
on the output of this e-mail if automatic newsgroup creation is
In summary, if you can't find new bionet newsgroups in your
newsreader, please call this checkgroups feature to the attention of
your news administrator. Please also check the BIOSCI FAQ for
instructions on solving other common news propagation problems.
biosci-help at net.bio.net