Do extracellular vesicles containing RNA represent a new mode for cellular communication? In the February issue, science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay explores if these vesicles challenge the dogma that RNA strictly is an intracellular molecule. Our Defying Sterotypes series continues with an interview with runner Nick Symmonds, who put science aside to chase his dream of going to the Olympics. We also have a feature on how deaf scientists navigate the hearing scientific community. In his column this month, ASBMB President Steve McKnight writes about the forthcoming ASBMB annual meeting in Boston. For our "Generations" and "Hobbies" series, Maggie Kuo writes about Jackie Corbin's favorite pastime and how a research team at Case Western Reserve University generated a mouse model for psoriasis. Read the issue!