Nature Chemical Biology is coming to town

Ho ho ho! Meeeeeeeerry DNAzymes!

That’s right, good people of the scientific community: it’s time for the December issue of Nature Chemical Biology. You may think it’s a bit early for the holiday theme, but our local junk food store is already selling green and red M&Ms, candy canes, and other highly-sulfated sugars, so I’m just jumping on the bandwagon…

Anyway, in honor of this momentous occasion, I have composed a little ditty (ok, I have butchered the words of the perennial favorite ‘the 12 days of Christmas’):*

On the 1st day of the issue, my advisor gave to me: a paper on N2O3.

On the 2nd day of the issue, my advisor gave to me: 2 folding tags, and a paper on N2O3.

… I assume you can build the rest with these items?

3 News & Views

4 serine mutants

5 days of fun

6 teaching jobs

7 kinase binders

8 advertisements**

9 graphite sizes

10 years making progress

11 voltage readings

a 12-month subscription

… and a paper on N2O3 indeed! Hope you enjoy the issue.

Catherine (associate editor, Nature Chemical Biology)

*For those of you who do not believe in/support/enjoy this holiday, please feel free to sing these alternate lyrics as loudly as possible whenever anyone tries to advocate the event by singing the real words. Actually, that goes for those of you that do go in for Christmas, because who doesn’t want to sing about our journal?!

**Lame, I know. Sorry. There wasn’t anything else that was 8!!