NAME: BIOSCI/BIONET - Biological Science Groups and Lists
Description: BIOSCI is a series of freely accessible electronic communi-
cation forums (i.e., electronic bulletin boards or "newsgroups") for
use by biological scientists worldwide. No fees are charged for the
service. The system is intended to promote communication between
professionals in the biological sciences. There are over 60 news-
groups and corresponding electronic lists on Bionet ranging from
typical biological subjects like cell biology, genetics, parasitology to
interdisciplinary fields including molecular modeling, NMR structure
determination, and protein crystallography.
Subjects: Virtually all areas of biology/biochemistry/biophysics.
Editor: Each list/newsgroup has its own leader. Bionet is managed by
David Kristofferson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To Subscribe: Once you choose the particular Bionet list and you know
its LISTNAME, subscribe by sending a message: subscribe LISTNAME
to the address email@example.com.
To Unsubscribe: Send the message unsubscribe LISTNAME to the ad-
To Post: Send your message to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
where the some-list is the appropriate list identifier.
Comments: Bionet is an excellent, professionally run resource, with
clear and extensive instructions on its use and topics. The archives
of Bionet are extensive. Start by sending the message: info faq to
the address email@example.com. You may also use anony-
mous FTP or gopher net.bio.net and retrieve tutorials on the use
of Bionet and description of Bionet lists/newsgroups. Note that
some Bionet lists are moderated.