Today marks international Rare Disease Day, a day which has become a global phenomenon and celebrated in over 80 countries around the world to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. February 29 is a rare date and it couldn’t be more fitting to be designated as international Rare Disease Day…. Read more »
Last week, Genome Biology published an article describing Avianbase by David Burt and colleagues. This nicely rounds off the recent collection of articles from the Avian Genomes consortium, by providing easy access to the genome sequence data generated by the consortium. This will hugely facilitate bird genomics research.
January 2015 marks the launch of an exciting new journal in the field of Zoology, Zoological Letters. We spoke to the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Shigeru Kuratani, about the origin, aims and scope of this new journal.