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A Mediterranean diet – the key to healthy living?

What about the Mediterranean diet confers its health benefits and how can we reap its advantages? Authors of a BMC Medicine Forum article answer

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Jeffrey Boore on neoENCODE: a way to understand genome regulation in nature?

Jeffrey Boore explains what can be gained from an ENCODE-like approach to probing the genomes of non-model organisms

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Michael Owen on psychiatric genomics: from research insights to diagnosis

How will genomic insights into the overlap between psychiatric disorders affect diagnosis and future research?

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Marlene Belfort on mobile DNA from prokaryotes to eukaryotes

Marlene Belfort shares her thoughts on mobile genetic elements; from the balance between eukaryotic and prokaryotic studies to their role in stress

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George Chrousos on stress: responses, consequences and coping

Leading endocrinologist George Chrousos discusses the widespread effects and long-term consequences of stress on the body

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Jef Boeke on the lure of retrotransposons and the search for functions

Jef Boeke on mobile genetic elements; current open questions, future directions, and his interest in retrotransposons

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Mobile DNA: where is it now and where is it going?

A panel of leading researchers share their thoughts on the most exciting advances in mobile DNA research and the future of the field

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Steven Rozen on pinning down mutagenic signatures genome-wide

Steven Rosen discusses the latest advances and challenges in the genome-wide detection of mutagenic signatures resulting from carcinogen exposure

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DREAMing up solutions in systems biology

Organisers and participants of the DREAM project discuss this community approach to systems biology and some of the solutions generated

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Alexander Ziegler on digital data for morphological studies

Research in GigaScience highlights how the digital data revolution is changing the field of morphology, exemplified by microCT of the earthworm