Great #openaccess collection of papers on RNA

Really nice collection in the journal RNA for their 20th anniversary.  So many interesting things here on the RNA world, RNA ctalysis, RNA structure, RNA function and more.  Although all of these papers in some way relate to the work I do on sequencing and analyzing microbial genomes and metagenomes, a few of of particular relevance to the study of microbial diversity including these listed below:

Twenty years of RNA: then and now. Timothy W. Nilsen RNA April 2015 21: 471-473; doi:10.1261/rna.051284.115 

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.