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Epigenetics News is an independent source for news related to scientific discoveries in the field of epigenetics.

Epigenetics News made its debut in March 2006.

1. Who runs this site?

Epigenetics News is written and published by Trevor Covert (Trevor), a research associate at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. I work in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Skinner, Ph.D, and am currently involved in a project investigating the transgenerational effects of endocrine disruptors.

Site hosting is provided by RiSh, LLC.

2. Who pays for this site?

RiSh, LLC provides the web server space and bandwidth for free.

3. What is the purpose of this site?

Epigenetics News was created to provide news and opinions on the latest discoveries and advances in the field of epigenetics. While there are many other sites that cover science or genetics in general, Epigenetics News is the first site to focus exclusively on epigenetics.

4. Where does the information come from?

A range of scientific journals are monitored on a regular basis for articles in print and articles in press related to the field of epigenetics. Other news sites are also monitored regularly for information that would be relevant to discoveries or advances in the field of epigenetics.

The opinions presented at Epigenetics News does not represent the views or opinions of Washington State University, nor does it contain any information from research laboratories at Washington State University that has not been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

5. What is the basis of the information?

The majority of the information presented at Epigenetics News is clearly referenced in the form of a link to the original article or research paper where the information was obtained. Any opinion articles are clearly labeled as such.

6. How is the information selected?

Information presented at Epigenetics News is selected solely at the discretion of Mr. Covert. There is no editorial staff, so fact checking is done solely by the author. Any corrections or additional information from our readers would be appreciated. All comments submitted relevant to the posts will be accepted.

7. How current is the information?

All posts are date and time-stamped when published. Our goal is to cover research articles and other news in the field of epigenetics as it becomes available, including articles published ahead of print. Opinion articles will likely reflect current issues and debates related to epigenetics and other related topics relevant to epigenetics research.

8. How does the site choose links to other sites?

All of the links to other sites on Epigenetics News were selected by the authors for their information, resources, or topics that would be relevant to readers interested in the field of epigenetics. The few exceptions are a link to the web site of RiSh, LLC, which graciously provides the web space for Epigenetics News free of charge, and advertisement text links which are clearly labelled as “Featured Sponsors.”

9. What information about you does the site collect, and why?

No private details about registered or unregistered users of the site will be shared or sold to any party.

10. How does the site manage interactions with visitors?

All comments that pass the Akismet spam filter are accepted and published immediately. The publisher of Epigenetics News may be contacted at any time using the contact form.