Doug Macron, the newest addition to the GenomeWeb editorial staff, is editor of the weekly newsletter RNAi News. He will also pen the new monthly RNAi News column in Genome Technology. His column in this issue, “An RNAi Roadblock: siRNAs Activate the Interferon System,” appears on page 48. Doug came to GenomeWeb from Reuters, where he spent four years covering the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. He’s a native of northern New Jersey with a BA in comparative literature from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.