Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s first and flagship journal, Genes & Development, marks its 25th Anniversary this year. In celebration of this anniversary, the Genetics Society of Great Britain, one of the founders along with CSHL, held its annual autumn meeting in honor of the journal. The two-day meeting titled ‘At the Cutting Edge of Molecular Biology: 25 Years of Genes & Development’ was held on November 7th and 8th 2012 at the Royal Society (London). The meeting brought together distinguished scientists from across the biological sciences, focusing on issues such as chromatin, epigenetics, gene regulation, replication, checkpoints and DNA repair, RNA function and control, development, stem cells and diseases such as cancer, representing the broad scope of science covered by the journal. Most of the speakers were past or present Editorial Board members, and the sessions were chaired by past and present Editors of Genes & Development. The meeting provided a stimulating two days of high-quality science.
Rudi Grosschedl Winship Herr
Terri Grodzicker Nick Hastie
Steve West, the 2012 Genetics Society Medal Recipient
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu