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To: Multiple recipients of list HUM-MOLGEN <HUM-MOLGEN@NIC.SURFNET.NL>
Subject: DIAG: focal dermal hypoplasia-cell line/ comment on "HIV/mosquito"
From: Carlo Gambacorti <GAMBACORTI@icil64.cilea.it>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 1995 10:21:40 MET-DST

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           HUM-MOLGEN  DIAGnostics/Clinical Research
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This DIAG message contains 2 submessage(s):

1)   Focal Dermal Hypoplasia/ Cell Line

2)   Comment on "HIV/mosquitoes"



  Carlo Gambacorti MD, Editor,
  Human Molecular Genetics network
  Diagnostics/Clinical Research Section


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    Dear Colleague,

    We have identified a girl with classic Focal Dermal Hypoplasia (or
    Goltz syndrome). There is no evidence of an Xp22 deletion on
    conventional cytogenetics. We have established a fibroblast cell line
    from this child - is anyone interested in obtaining some cells for
    research purposes?


    Yours sincerely,

    Graeme Suthers
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    Dr Graeme Suthers                  tel   (int)-61-8-204 7375
    Department of Medical Genetics     fax   (int)-61-8-204 6088
    Women's & Children's Hospital
    North Adelaide
    SA 5006
    AUSTRALIA
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    <<<            email: gsuthers@medicine.adelaide.edu.au            >>>
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     I wish to congratulate the editor for his moderating comments to the
replies on the question from Claude.  As scientists we have a duty to
respond to legitimate questions and exercise temperance in our
communications on these matters.  I am also in full agreement with
the requirement for citations of evidence presented.

     I was disturbed by the reply from Friedrich who was apparently
irritated by the original query and warned against laymen pushing
quackery.  Fair warning but I think a little too much made out of an
innocent query.

     Let us at the same time recognise the need to be able to communicate
without intimidation in this wonderful medium.  We are all too often
criticised for not conveying clearly enough the message of science to
the wider community.  An environment that allows free enquiry (with or
without intemperate replies) is to be favoured rather than one that
exercises a censorship of sorts.

     Carlo's response gives me great faith in his editorial capabilities.
The thirst for knowledge drove most of us into these careers; let's
try and be a little more sympathetic to those new to the field or
those from without who muster the urge to enquire.

     EXMOND DECRUZ <EDECRUZ@WIS.RIV.CSU.EDU.AU>

Date: Fri, 2 Jun 1995 14:28:27 GMT-10



   
 
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