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  1. The risk of certain birth defects can be modified by maternal diet. A high-fat maternal mouse diet has recently been reported to substantially increase the penetrance of birth defects known to be associated wi...

    Authors: Krista S Crider and Lynn B Bailey

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2011 3:9

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. HCV infection is currently treated with IFNα plus ribavirin for 24 to 48 weeks. This demanding therapy fails in up to 50% ...

    Authors: John E Tavis, Maureen J Donlin, Rajeev Aurora, Xiaofeng Fan and Adrian M Di Bisceglie

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2011 3:8

    Content type: Review

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  3. Three recent genome-wide association studies of testicular germ cell tumors have uncovered predisposition alleles in or near several genes, including KITLG, BAK1, SPRY4, TERT, ATF7IP, and DMRT1. The calculated pe...

    Authors: Christian P Kratz, Gennady Bratslavsky and Jianxin Shi

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2011 3:1

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of chronic neurologic disability beginning in early to middle adult life. Results from recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have substantially lengthen...

    Authors: Joanne H Wang, Derek Pappas, Philip L De Jager, Daniel Pelletier, Paul IW de Bakker, Ludwig Kappos, Chris H Polman, Lori B Chibnik, David A Hafler, Paul M Matthews, Stephen L Hauser, Sergio E Baranzini and Jorge R Oksenberg

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2011 3:3

    Content type: Research

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  5. Cell type heterogeneity may have a substantial effect on gene expression profiling of human tissue. Several in silico methods for deconvoluting a gene expression profile into cell-type-specific subprofiles have b...

    Authors: Yingdong Zhao and Richard Simon

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:93

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common life-limiting inherited disorders. Its clinical impact manifests chiefly in the lung, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract and sweat glands, with lung disease typically be...

    Authors: Sally H Pattison and J Stuart Elborn

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:88

    Content type: Review

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  7. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a major contributor to postneonatal infant death, and is the third leading cause of infant mortality in the USA. While public health efforts have reduced these deaths in ...

    Authors: David W Van Norstrand and Michael J Ackerman

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:86

    Content type: Review

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  8. Imatinib mesylate (IM), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is one of the first molecularly targeted therapies to have been used in the clinic. It has proven to be efficient in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukem...

    Authors: Stéphanie Dulucq and Maja Krajinovic

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:85

    Content type: Review

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  9. A recent publication that combined rat gene expression data and a human genetic association study has identified the first genetic risk factor for chronic pain in humans. In four of the five cohorts studied, t...

    Authors: Ming Zheng and Gary Peltz

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:82

    Content type: Minireview

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  10. Discoveries from genome-wide association studies have contributed to our knowledge of the genetic etiology of many complex diseases. However, these account for only a small fraction of each disease's heritabil...

    Authors: Nadine Melhem and Bernie Devlin

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:79

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Endometriosis is a gynecological disease characterized by implantation of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. Early familial aggregation and twin studies noted a higher risk of endometriosis among relati...

    Authors: Erica C Dun, Robert N Taylor and Fritz Wieser

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:75

    Content type: Review

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  12. A correction to: Bonnie R Joubert, Ethan M Lange, Nora Franceschini, Victor Mwapasa, Kari E North, Steven R Meshnick andthe NIAID Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology. A whole genome association study of mother...

    Authors: Bonnie R Joubert, Ethan M Lange, Nora Franceschini, Victor Mwapasa, Kari E North and Steven R Meshnick

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:76

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Genome Medicine 2010 2:17

  13. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves testing of single cells biopsied from oocytes and/or embryos generated in vitro. As only embryos unaffected for a given genetic condition are transferred to the ut...

    Authors: Martine De Rycke

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:74

    Content type: Review

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  14. Stem cell banks are increasingly seen as an essential resource of biological materials for both basic and translational research. Stem cell banks support transnational access to quality-controlled and ethicall...

    Authors: Bartha M Knoppers and Rosario Isasi

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:73

    Content type: Review

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  15. Coordinated efforts to collect large-scale data sets provide a basis for systems level understanding of complex diseases. In order to translate these fragmented and heterogeneous data sets into knowledge and m...

    Authors: Kristian Ovaska, Marko Laakso, Saija Haapa-Paananen, Riku Louhimo, Ping Chen, Viljami Aittomäki, Erkka Valo, Javier Núñez-Fontarnau, Ville Rantanen, Sirkku Karinen, Kari Nousiainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Minna Miettinen, Lilli Saarinen, Pekka Kohonen, Jianmin Wu…

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:65

    Content type: Research

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  16. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is increasingly diagnosed as a disorder throughout the world. It is characterized by eosinophils in the esophagus due to food allergies. Molecular analysis of esophageal biopsies...

    Authors: Jonathan M Spergel

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:60

    Content type: Commentary

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  17. A central theme of human genetic studies is to understand genomic variation and how this underlies the inherited basis of disease. Genomic variation can provide increased biological understanding of disease pr...

    Authors: Mathias Toft and Owen A Ross

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:62

    Content type: Minireview

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  18. The diagnosis of healthcare-associated infections is problematic because of the overlap between clinical signs associated with 'normal' physiological disturbances and those of bacteremia or fungemia. Earlier d...

    Authors: Richard A Polin and Tara M Randis

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:58

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Genomic imprinting refers to a class of transmissible genetic effects in which the expression of the phenotype in the offspring depends on the parental origin of the transmitted allele. The DNA from one parent...

    Authors: Braxton D Mitchell and Toni I Pollin

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:55

    Content type: Review

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  20. The European Union multi-disciplinary Personalised RNA interference to Enhance the Delivery of Individualised Cytotoxic and Targeted therapeutics (PREDICT) consortium has recently initiated a framework to acce...

    Authors: Charles Swanton, James M Larkin, Marco Gerlinger, Aron C Eklund, Michael Howell, Gordon Stamp, Julian Downward, Martin Gore, P Andrew Futreal, Bernard Escudier, Fabrice Andre, Laurence Albiges, Benoit Beuselinck, Stephane Oudard, Jens Hoffmann, Balázs Gyorffy…

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2010 2:53

    Content type: Correspondence

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