Prof Steven Henikoff

Prof Steven Henikoff

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States of America

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Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes research, and reviews, providing novel insights into epigenetic inheritance and chromatin-based interactions. The journal aims to understand how gene and chromosomal elements are regulated and their activities maintained during processes such as cell division, differentiation and environmental alteration.

Epigenetics & Chromatin is in the top quartile of genetics and heredity journals, and the Editors-in-Chief maintain an average time from submission to a first decision of 21 days. To find out if your manuscript is suitable for Epigenetics & Chromatin you can send a pre-submission inquiry to

The field of epigenetics is at an exciting stage, one that seems comparable to the field of genetics before the elucidation of the structure of DNA and the genetic code. We know most of the parts, but we are still unclear as to how they work together as a system to faithfully maintain gene expression states. As our understanding of epigenetic inheritance and chromatin-based interactions progresses, we expect that Epigenetics & Chromatin will evolve to accommodate the latest advances.

Steve Henikoff received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Harvard University in the laboratory of Matthew Meselson, and did postdoctoral research with Charles Laird at the University of Washington. He is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Member of the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Affiliate Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. In 2005 he was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. His laboratory studies histone variants, epigenetic inheritance and centromere evolution, and develops tools for sequence comparison, in vivo mapping and functional genomics.

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