If you have secretly longed for Genome Biology to publish an entire issue dedicated to epigenomics, featuring articles on topics ranging from epialleles to epitranscriptomes, then you are in luck. Because that is exactly what we have done with our latest issue, which is now published in full. The epigenomics special issue is Guest Edited by Alexander Meissner, who provides a thoughtful introduction to the field in his Editorial, and is packed with treats for both the epigenomics enthusiast and the casually curious.
From ciliate genome gymnastics to repeat elements in heart disease, the issue includes a large number of research articles whose findings will surprise, provoke or intrigue the epigenomics community. The issue …
Is biology at its boldest in life's nooks and crannies? Granted, Earth's most exotic organisms might not be quite so flamboyant as to have replaced phosphate with arsenate, as was momentarily suggested. But have a rummage through the annals of BioMed Central, and you will find that tales of the unexpected are most frequently to be found in little‑studied species and viruses. Permuted and split tRNAs in obscure Archaea? Check. A hybrid genome derived from RNA and DNA antecedents, in a virus so obscure that its identity is unknown? Check.
Two new articles published today in Genome Biology's special issue on epigenomics once again …
The October 2012 issue of Genome Biology will be a bumper special issue dedicated to all things epigenomic, packed with new research, reviews and comment. The issue will feature an editorial from Guest Editor Dr Alexander Meissner (Harvard University; Broad Institute), alongside articles contributed by many leaders in the fields of epigenomics, genomics and bioinformatics, including Bradley Bernstein, Christoph Bock, Chuan He, Steven Henikoff, Rafael Irazarry, Laura Landweber, Dixie Mager, Richard Meehan, Kathrin Plath, Wing-Kin Sung, Jo Vandesompele and Detlef Weigel.
We have already published the first set of special issue articles, which range from novel computational and wet lab methods to studies on the role of DNA methylation in human health to novel insights into the function …