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< (last revised - 5/31/93)
> (last revised - 3/10/93)
> month. The FAQ is also posted monthly to the USENET newsgroup
> news.answers and is archived along with other USENET newsgroup FAQs at
> pit-manager.mit.edu [220.127.116.11].
< * How can I test my news or mail software?
< * What should I do about mail error messages that come back when I post?
> * I posted a message and got back an error message from a daemon!!
< newsgroup names as of 5/93. A posting of the latest list of
> newsgroup names as of 12/92. A posting of the latest list of
< ACEDB-SOFT bionet.software.acedb
< BIO-JOURNALS ** bionet.journals.contents
> BIO-JOURNALS bionet.journals.contents
< CHROMOSOMES bionet.genome.chromosomes
> CHROMOSOME-22 bionet.genome.chrom22
< DROSOPHILA bionet.drosophila
< INFO-GCG bionet.software.gcg
< N2-FIXATION bionet.biology.n2-fixation
< PHOTOSYNTHESIS bionet.photosynthesis
< RAPD bionet.molbio.rapd
< SCIENCE-RESOURCES ** bionet.sci-resources
> SCIENCE-RESOURCES bionet.sci-resources
< YEAST bionet.molbio.yeast
< ACEDB-SOFT Discussions by users and developers of genome
< databases using the ACEDB software.
< BIO-JOURNALS ** Tables of Contents of biological journals
> BIO-JOURNALS Tables of Contents of biological journals
< CHROMOSOMES Discussions about mapping and sequencing
< of eucaryote chromosomes
> CHROMOSOME-22 Mapping and Sequencing of Human Chromosome 22
< DROSOPHILA Discussions about biological research on
< EMPLOYMENT Job opportunities in biology (see BIOSCI
< FAQ *before* posting commercial job openings)
> EMPLOYMENT Job opportunities
< INFO-GCG Discussions about the GCG sequence
< analysis software
< JOURNAL-NOTES Practical advice on dealing with professional
> JOURNAL-NOTES Practical advice on dealing with professional
< N2-FIXATION Discussion about biological nitrogen fixation
< PHOTOSYNTHESIS Discussions about photosynthesis research
< RAPD Discussions about Randomly Amplified Polymorphic
< SCIENCE-RESOURCES ** Information from/about scientific funding
> SCIENCE-RESOURCES Information from/about scientific funding
< YEAST Discussions about the molecular biology
< and genetics of yeast
< ACEDB-SOFT Mike Cherry (cherry at frodo.mgh.harvard.edu)
< BIO-JOURNALS ** David Kristofferson (kristoff at net.bio.net)
> BIO-JOURNALS David Kristofferson (kristoff at net.bio.net)
< CHROMOSOMES Bruce Roe (broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu) and
< Greg Lennon (greg at mendel.llnl.gov)
> CHROMOSOME-22 Robert L. Nussbaum (nussbaum at a1.mscf.upenn.edu)
< DROSOPHILA Michael Ashburner (m.ashburner at gen.cam.ac.uk)
< INFO-GCG John Cargill (cargill at ocicl.oci.utoronto.ca)
< N2-FIXATION Eng-Leong Foo
< (eng-leong_foo_mircen-ki%micforum at mica.mic.ki.se)
< PHOTOSYNTHESIS Johnathan Marder (marder at agri.huji.ac.il)
< PROTEIN-ANALYSIS Amos Bairoch (bairoch at cmu.unige.ch) and
> PROTEIN-ANALYSIS Amos Bairoch (BAIROCH at cmu.unige.ch) and
< RAPD James Farmer (farmerj at yvax.byu.edu)
< SCIENCE-RESOURCES ** David Kristofferson (kristoff at net.bio.net)
> SCIENCE-RESOURCES David Kristofferson (kristoff at net.bio.net)
< YEAST Francis Ouellette (francis at ego.psych.mcgill.ca)
< ** Note that newsgroups flagged with ** are moderated, i.e., postings
< are directed to a moderator (editor) who later forwards messages
< (possibly edited or condensed) to the newsgroup.
< addresses of other biologists if you can not find them in the BIOSCI
< user address directory (the address directory is described elsewhere
< in this FAQ). Regarding address requests to BIONAUTS, there are no
< guarantees that the people in question will respond personally, of
< course, but someone else might. In addition, this forum can be used
< for asking questions if you need any help with mail and news software
< or other aspects of electronic networking, e.g. "What is WAIS, gopher,
< and all of these other newfangled things that I have been hearing
< about?" (see below for answers to this last question!).
> addresses of other biologists (no guarantees they'll respond
> personally, of course, but someone else might; e-mail directory
> services still leave much to be desired). In addition, this forum can
> be used for asking questions if you need any help with mail and news
> software or other aspects of electronic networking, e.g. "What is
> WAIS, gopher, and all of these other newfangled things that I have
> been hearing about?" (see below for answers to this last question!).
< EMBO Journal
> EMBO Journal*
< IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
< Nucleic Acids Research
> Nucleic Acids Research*
< Contact biosci at net.bio.net for further help. If you are on the
< Internet but do not have WAIS software running locally, try
> Contact biosci at net.bio.net for further help. If you do not have WAIS
> software running locally, but do have access to the Internet, try
< and login in as "wais" to experiment with the software. All of our
< WAIS sources (biosci.src, biology-journal-contents.src, and
< biologists-addresses.src) may be selected from the menu for searching.
< Please also refer to the FAQ section below entitled "Please help me
< find the e-mail address for Dr. ..." for additional uses of
< our WAIS sources.
> and login in as "wais" to experiment with the software. Both of our
> WAIS sources, biosci.src and biology-journal-contents.src, may be
> selected from the menu for searching.
< If you are not on the Internet you may search the BIOSCI WAIS archives
< by e-mail using our WAISMAIL e-mail server. For instructions on using
< WAISMAIL, please send the message
< in the body of a mail message addressed to the Internet address
< waismail at net.bio.net
< and be sure to leave the Subject: line of your message blank.
< Detailed instructions will be returned to you automatically.
< How can I test my news or mail software?
< Please do not post test messages to any of the BIOSCI/bionet USENET
< newsgroups. If you are unsure about whether or not your mail is
< working, please send test mail messages to either of our two
< administrative addresses, but NOT to newsgroup mailing addresses:
< Address for tests Location
< ----------------- --------
< biosci at daresbury.ac.uk Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
< biosci at net.bio.net Americas and the Pacific Rim
< If you need to test your USENET news software, please post test
< messages to the USENET newsgroup misc.test which was created solely
< for this purpose.
< What should I do about mail error messages that come back when I post?
< It is not uncommon when posting a mail message to a newsgroup to
< receive an error message from a "mailer daemon." Don't panic!! The
< devil is not in the employ of BIOSCI! It is a rare day when every
< single computer and e-mail address in the world is functional. Mail
< systems are programmed to alert you if mail does not go through to a
< particular address which could be on any of our BIOSCI lists. Rest
< assured that your message was received by the *vast majority* of
< readers. You may either just delete these "bouncers" or send them on
< to your local BIOSCI distribution node (in most cases we will probably
< be aware of them already). It is not uncommon to receive one or two
< bouncers for any e-mail posting that you make. Note once again that
< if everyone used news software and if we didn't have to bridge so many
< incompatible e-mail networks to bring the