Well the Keystone meeting on Epigenetics and Chromatin Modeling in Development has wrapped, and the reaction from participants was very positive, indication that the epigenetics field -- which has broadened significantly to include much of the chromatin and transcriptional control community -- is set for some significant findings. Many told me that the selection of talks was the best they?d heard in years. ?I didn?t fall asleep during any of them,? said one meeting-goer as we waited for the bus. Kudos to Renato Paro and Peter Fraser for choosing great speakers on provocative topics -- including a many great ?short talks? presented by young investigators. (I also commend Peter Fraser?s ability to stop on a dime on the lower part of Elk Run sending me into a fabulous wipeout as I did my best to avoid careening into him). Some fantastic findings are coming. In brief, expect to see a...
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