>dcurtis at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk (David Curtis) writes:
> In article <3p932i$735 at sifon.cc.mcgill.ca> Graham Dellaire <popa0206 at PO-Box.McGill.CA> writes:
>> >I think there should be a recombination news group.... perhaps bionet.genome.recombination
> >or bionet.genes.recombination
>> >If anyone agrees please post here !!!
>> I _don't_ agree. There's enough genetics newsgroups already, and the ones I
> get don't have much traffic individually. There's always
> bionet.molbio.gene-linkage for linkage/recombination issues, and I can't see
> the point of another similar group.
>> Just 2p from me.
I agree there are too many genetics news groups and they often overlap!
This bothers me definately!!! But there is no proper forum
for recombination issues....Such as models, talk of site specific systems,
comparisons between bacteria and mammalian recombination. Recombination
and evolution, speciation, gene therapy, techniques for studying recombination
such as in vitro/invivo assays in yeast and bacteria, chromosome stucture
and its affect on recombination, affect of transcription/replication on recombination
illegitimate vs. homologous. Gene targeting strategies. Effect of supercoiling/ and
or other topological changes and recombination. Bent DNA and recombination/ cruciform
z-DNA and triple helix formation and recombination. etc... the list goes on
besides the gene targeting I have not seen any coverage of thes topics ...
If you still aren't convinced post again and I will continue my list : )
Recombination is not just a tool for determining linkage or getting your cell
to express protein "X" it is a legitimate topic on its own!
Therefore I think there is definately room for a functional News group....
how many post are there in bionet.genome.chrom2 I wonder? huh?
Sadly I think your ill-informed post is just a symptom of not having a proper forum
for Recombination issues.
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