Beginning with this issue, we are introducing three new types of content that we hope will make The Worm Breeder’s Gazette more useful to you, the community of nematode researchers.  The Gazette has traditionally been a forum for the dissemination of unpublished data and methods, and we plan to continue presenting this type of content.  However, the Gazette is also a community newsletter, and we would like to enhance this function.

1). In this and subsequent issues, we will be including author-written summaries of new or improved methods from published papers.  These articles, tagged ‘Highlighted publication’, are intended to enhance the visibility of papers published as methods as well as technological advances contained in research papers.

2). Several members of the  Editorial Board of WormBook have contributed brief lists of notable recent papers in their areas of expertise.

3). You will also find announcements describing newly established worm labs and their research interests.  Subsequent issues may also include announcements of relocating labs, upcoming meetings and promotions and awards given to worm researchers.

As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions concerning The Worm Breeder’s Gazette.