See also the alt.bio.technology.* FAQ (Frequently-Asked Questions). Charter maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. CHARTER - "alt.bio.technology" alt.bio.technology For your newsgroups file: "Discussion of technologies which manipulate or modify biologies." An unmoderated international newsgroup dedicated to discussion of technologies which manipulate or modify biologies and biological processes, at any or all levels from micro- to macro-scale. Some overlap with various ecological or other groups can be expected to occur. Subsidiary heirarchies will be created as new technologies emerge, and as news-traffic pertaining to those technologies should warrant. alt.bio.technology.cloning For your newsgroups file: "Discussions of cloning, and related legal, social and ethical issues." An unmoderated international newsgroup dedicated to discussion of cloning and related issues, such as the legalities or ethics of cloning, speculation on the sociological ramifications or the technologies involved. alt.bio.technology.misc For your newsgroups file: "Discussion of multiple-technology or crossover bio-technology issues." An unmoderated international newsgroup dedicated to discussion of miscellaneous technologies and concepts which manipulate or modify biologies or biological processes. The may be the proper place for speculative discussions and extremely multi-disciplinary topics in biological technology. alt.bio.technology.gene-testing For your newsgroups file: "Discussion of DNA-testing and genetic-testing issues." An unmoderated international newsgroup dedicated to discussion of DNA-testing and genetic testing, including but not limited to law-enforcement and legal uses, abuses including "eugenic policy", or workplace or insurance discrimination, and various techniques. common to all groups - SPAM, "make-money fast" and "make lots of money" and any future similar annoyances may be deleted by anyone. There is to be no censoring for content other than for postings which are clearly intended solely as commercial advertisement, except as they might directly appertain to the subject of the newsgroup. Crossposting will be tolerated, although ideally it will adhere to the no-more-than-five-newsgroups "rule" and ideally those crossposts will be related to the topic at hand. Binary files should not be posted to this newsgroup. END CHARTER STATEMENT.