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Clinical interpretation of genome variation

Call for papers for our Fall 2019 special issue, guest-edited by Heidi Rehm and Douglas Fowler. Submission deadline extended: June 15 2019.

Template-switching and imprinting diseases

The authors show that triplication can lead to segmental uniparental disomy and imprinting disease. 

Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis

The study improves understanding of EBV involvement in multiple sclerosis development.

Simplifying cancer drug signatures

The authors apply network biology to improve drug response analysis in cancer cell lines. 

A Decade of Genome Medicine

2019 is the 10th anniversary of Genome Medicine! This collection revisits some of our favorite articles. 

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Focus: Pathogens

Read the latest reviews on Pathogens across BMC flagship journals.

Zika vaccines and therapeutics: landscape analysis and challenges ahead
Annelies Wilder-Smith, Kirsten Vannice, Anna Durbin, Joachim Hombach, Stephen J. Thomas, Irani Thevarjan and Cameron P. Simmons
Published in BMC Medicine on: 6 June 2018

Q&A: What are pathogens, and what have they done to and for us?
Francois Balloux and Lucy van Dorp
Published in BMC Biology on: 19 October 2017

Developing Zika vaccines: the lessons for disease X
Alan D. T. Barrett
Published in Genome Medicine on: 26 June 2018

Genomic approaches for understanding dengue: insights from the virus, vector, and host
Shuzhen Sim and Martin L. Hibberd
Published in Genome Biology on: 2 March 2016

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Genome Medicine publishes research and reviews that describe important advances in the application of genetics, genomics and multi-omics to understand, diagnose and treat disease. Areas covered include, but are not limited to: precision medicine, novel methods and software, cancer genomics, disease genomics and epigenomics, immunogenomics, infectious disease, microbiome and systems medicine.

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From genome integrity to cancer
Guest editor: Serena Nik-Zainal

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Genomics of infection and immunity
Guest editors: Bali Pulendran and Mark Davis

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Disease Neurogenomics
Guest editors: Joseph Buxbaum and Catalina Betancur

Highlights from infectious disease genomics​​​​​​​

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