BioMed Central

Our mission is to ensure that high-quality research is freely available to all. We were born digital, supported by researchers for researchers and with your help, over the last 15 years we have made open access possible and science accessible.

View our journals

Editors' picks

Cinereous vulture

The first whole genome and transcriptome of the cinereous vulture reveals adaptation...

The genome and transcriptome of the largest bird of prey reveal genetic signatures of dietary and environmental adaptations.
Genome Biology 2015, 16:215


Mammoth 2.0: will genome engineering resurrect extinct species?

Beth Shapiro discusses how genome editing tools can (or cannot) help bring extinct species back to life.

Genome Biology 2015, 16:228

Open badges

Open Badge

Supporting open access

The issue of transparency and credit that research faces is not unique to research. We support The Open Badges Infrastructure which allows anyone to display and exchange trusted digital credentials.

Threaded publications

Threaded Publications

Improving patient care

How can 'Threaded Publications' improve patient care, ensure science is more efficient and produce better outcomes for people and communities?