In the October 2012 issue of ASBMB Today, science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay explores new views on the biology of bone. This issue also contains the second part of a two-issue preview of the 2013 ASBMB annual meeting thematic programming. Find out what the theme organizers have planned, and get your abstracts ready. The deadline is Nov. 8! Meanwhile, we have a ton of news from the ASBMB journals, including Journal of Biological Chemistry “Reflections” articles by Reed Wickner and Lubert Stryer, a look back at the life of Swedish lipidologist Sven-Olof Olofsson and a new paper out of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Lastly, make sure to check out the ASBMB Today blog, Wild Types, where breaking news and features are posted each week.