Happy birthday, Nature Chemical Biology!

Nature Chemical Biology is now one year old, and the editors have put together a special anniversary issue to celebrate: in addition to the usual selection of exciting primary research, this issue has a meeting report by Jennifer Kohler on the recent American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting (which had a great series of talks in the “Chemical Genetics and Drug Discovery” section) and a review article by Jason Chin on synthetic biology. (If you’re interested in synthetic biology, you might want to check out the Nature Newsblog for Oliver Morton’s thoughts on the Second International Conference on Synthetic Biology.)

This special issue has a new section called “Elements,” which “”http://www.nature.com/nchembio/journal/v2/n6/full/nchembio0606-283.html">will feature interviews with key people in the chemical biology community and offer insights into places or events that are of general interest to chemists and biologists." In this issue, Joanne Kotz talks with Harvard Professor Jeremy Knowles.

Lastly, the editorial team at Nature Chemical Biology has put together a selection of papers from their first 12 issues, all of which are free for the month of June.


Joshua Finkelstein (Associate Editor, Nature).