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From genome integrity to cancer

New Research and Comments added to our Fall 2018 special issue - guest-edited by Serena Nik-Zainal

Advances in circular RNA detection

CIRI-full is a new method for full-length and isoform-level quantification of circular RNAs

Profiling human kidney organoids

Single-cell analyses reveal fidelity to human kidney development, providing further support for organoid models

Featured method: NG-TAS

A new tool for mutliplexed profiling and analysis of circulating tumor DNA

Reviews, Research Highlights and Commentaries

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  1. Content type: Editorial


    Authors: Charles Auffray, Julian L. Griffin, Muin J. Khoury, James R. Lupski and Matthias Schwab

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Focus: Microbial Communities and Therapeutics

Read the latest Reviews on microbial communities and therapeutics across BMC flagship journals.

Measuring and mapping the global burden of antimicrobial resistance
Simon I. Hay, Puja C. Rao, Christiane Dolecek, Nicholas P. J. Day, Andy Stergachis, Alan D. Lopez and Christopher J. L. Murray
Published in BMC Medicine on: 4 June 2018

Antibiotic resistance: it's bad, but why isn't it worse?
Nicholas Waglechner and Gerard D. Wright
Published in BMC Biology on: 15 September 2017

The effects of antibiotics on the microbiome throughout development and alternative approaches for therapeutic modulation
Amy Langdon, Nathan Crook and Gautam Dantas
Published in Genome Medicine on: 13 April 2016

Experimental design and quantitative analysis of microbial community multiomics
Himel Mallick, Siyuan Ma, Eric A. Franzosa, Tommi Vatanen, Xochitl C. Morgan and Curtis Huttenhower
Published in Genome Biology on: 30 November 2017

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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

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