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CryoNet Information for New Subscribers

Cryopreservation (cryonic suspension) is an experimental procedure whereby
people who can no longer be kept alive with today's medical abilities
are preserved at low temperatures for treatment in the future.

The cryonics mailing list (CryoNet) is a forum for topics related to
cryonics, which include technical reports of cryonic suspensions,
low temperature biology, biochemistry of memory, legal status of cryonics
and cryopreserved people, new research and publications, conferences,
mass media coverage of cryonics, local cryonics group meetings, and
even philosophy of identity.

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If you need to reach me directly, send email to
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Kevin Q. Brown

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