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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

New special issue: Translating the microbiome

Our special issue on ‘Translating the microbiome in health and disease’, guest edited by Ramnik Xavier has now launched.

SARS-CoV-2 transcriptome and proteome

David Matthews and colleagues characterise the transcriptome and proteome of SARS-CoV-2 in infected cells. 

Susceptibility to DSS-induced colitis

Martin Blaser and colleagues show in a murine model of DSS-induced colitis that a single antibiotic course early in life can worsen disease later. 

Illuminating the human virome

Fatemeh Adiliaghdam and Kate Jeffrey shine a spotlight on the human virome and discuss the state of the art and future directions.  

Reviews, Research Highlights and Commentaries

Read authoritative Reviews, Opinions and other content commissioned by the Genome Medicine Editors from leading researchers:


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Focus: Approaches to Data Analysis

Read the latest papers on the approaches to data analysis across BMC flagship journals.

The challenges of colposcopy for cervical cancer screening in LMICs and solutions by artificial intelligence
Peng Xue et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 03 June 2020

ImageJ SurfCut: a user-friendly pipeline for high-throughput extraction of cell contours from 3D image stacks
Özer Erguvan et al.

Published in BMC Biology 09 May 2019

An unsupervised learning approach to identify novel signatures of health and disease from multimodal data​​​​​​​
Ilan Shomorony et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 10 January 2020

DISC: a highly scalable and accurate inference of gene expression and structure for single-cell transcriptomes using semi-supervised deep learning​​​​​​​
Yao He et al.

Published in Genome Biology 10 July 2020

Aims and scope

Genome Medicine publishes important advances of broad interest in the application of genetics, genomics and multi-omics to understand, diagnose and treat disease. The Journal aims to bridge the basic science and clinical research communities in areas that include, but are not limited to: cancer genomics, immuno-oncology, immunogenomics, infectious disease, microbiome, neurogenomics, systems medicine, clinical genomics, gene therapies, precision medicine, and clinical trials. The Journal content includes original research, method, software, database and guideline articles as well as reviews, opinions and commentaries. 

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Clinical interpretation of genome variation
Guest editors: Heidi Rehm and Douglas Fowler

A decade of Genome Medicine

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Tumor immune microenvironment and immunotherapy
Guest editors: Zlatko Trajanoski and Noel de Miranda

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

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    Portable peer review

    To reduce time spent on serial submissions and iterative reviewing, Genome Medicine offers to consider manuscripts on the basis of reviews received at other journals. We also support transfers of reviews obtained at Genome Medicine to other journals, including those outside of BMC and Springer Nature. Learn more from our peer review policy page.

    COVID-19 submissions

    In response to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Genome Medicine editors will treat relevant submissions with high priority.