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Recombination New group

G. Dellaire popa0206 at po-box.mcgill.ca
Sun May 21 12:28:50 EST 1995


I would like to propose a news group for recombination.
Perhaps something like bionet.genetics.recombination, to deal
with issues pertaining to the mechanisms and models of 
recombination.  Also to serve as a forum for professionals
in the field of recombination to provide help to those
researchers who are involved in gene targeting/transgenics
and/or gene therapy projects. 

Some other possible topics of discussion include

1. Transcription and recombination (triple helix formation)
2. Replication and recombination
3. Evolution of genome (line-1 and alu's etc alpha satellite DNA)
4. DNA Topolgy and its affect on recombination (supercoiling)
	-Z-DNA, cruciform and bent DNA
5. Site directed recombination systems (FLP/CRE invertases etc.)
6. DNA binding proteins and recombination
7. Homologous vs. Nonhomologous recombination
8. DNA repair systems and diseases involving DNA repair and/or
	-abberant recombination 



This is just an abbreviated list of topics that do not have a proper forum
for discussion.  To often Recombination is just seen as a tool and not
a legitimate area of research in its own right.

According to one "pundit" who posted here there is no need for such a group
I think he is mistaken!



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