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The passionate life of Simon Chan

Luca Comai

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Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA

Genome Biology 2013, 14:103  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-1-103

Published: 30 January 2013

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This issue features a collaborative paper [1] between the Ian Korf and the Simon Chan laboratories describing the evolution of centromeric repeats in animal and plant genomes. Simon Chan passed away on August 22 2012 at the age of 38. Although the ongoing work of his coworkers will result in multiple additional papers carrying his name, this is the last paper he actively worked on.