CEP: September 2018 The epigenome is composed of modifications to DNA that determine which genes of the genome are expressed or suppressed without changing the DNA sequence. While your genome is fixed, your epigenome is dynamic and flexible and responds to environmental stimuli. Gaining a complete understanding of epigenetics is necessary to control genetic behavior. Read more in this month's special section on epigenetics. Other topics in this issue include: distillation tower turnarounds and critical issues. Editorial Write Emails Others Will Love I have a love-hate relationship with email. What I love: I can communicate at a time that is convenient for me; I can think about what I want to say before I say it; I can share information with multiple people at the same time; I have a record of what was communicated. My list of hates is probably the same as yours, and in the interest of space and keeping this positive... Read more Share Inspecting Distillation Towers Part 1: Turnarounds September2018Back To BasicsDoug BouckProcess engineers are responsible for inspecting distillation columns. Follow this guide to prepare for a column inspection during a turnaround. 21st Century Products: A Challenging Economic Future September2018Critical IssuesHerbert Cooper, Bodo AlbrechtThis article discusses how rare earth elements (REEs) and precious and specialty metals — collectively known as critical materials (CMs) — are sourced as well as some issues and engineering challenges that may lie ahead. Epigenetics: Making a Mark September2018SBE Special SectionGabriel Levesque-TremblayThe epigenome is composed of modifications to DNA that determine which genes of the genome are expressed or suppressed without changing the DNA sequence. The Untapped Information of the Epigenome September2018SBE Special SectionAlbert J. KeungThe complexity of the epigenome suggests a wealth of untapped biological information and regulatory potential that could be game changing for cellular engineering and biomedical interventions. Unlocking Access to DNA in Chromatin September2018SBE Special SectionCassandra M. Barrett, Karmella A. HaynesScientists must learn how to open and manipulate chromatin to gain complete access to eukaryotic DNA for genome engineering. Single-Cell Epigenomic Technology and Applications September2018SBE Special SectionChongli Yuan, Li Lin, Ana Carneiro, Junkai XieThis article highlights developments in single-cell epigenomic monitoring and modulating tools, as well as advances in synthetic epigenetic circuits. These tools are used in important biomedical and industrial applications. Influence of Epigenetics on Bioprocessing September2018SBE Special SectionMark BlennerHarnessing and applying epigenetics in bioprocessing systems may improve cell line development, productivity, and product quality. SBE Special Section: Epigenetics (Complete 29-Page Section) September2018SBE Special SectionEpigenetics Making a Mark; The Untapped Information of the Epigenome; Unlocking Acces to DNA in Chromatin; Single-Cell Epigenetic Technology and Applications; Influence of Epigenetics on Bioprocessing Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.