Section Editors

  • Federico Canzian, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
  • Anna Malacrida, University of Pavia
  • Michele Morgante, Universita' di Udine
  • James Reecy, Iowa State University
  • Roscoe Stanyon, Univeristy of Florence
  • Rongling Wu, Pennsylvania State University
  • Shuhua Xu, (CAS-MPG) Partner Institute for Computational Biology

Executive Editor

  • Catherine Potenski, BioMed Central


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    Marine wildlife conservation helped by genetics

    New genetic analysis of populations of two species, white marlin and roundscale spearfish, that are often mistaken for each other can accurately determine their numbers, influencing wildlife management that seeks to prevent over-fishing.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:141
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    Disease phenotypes studied with targeted mutations

    Genome editing with Zinc finger nucleases enables targeted disruption of the Tbc1d20 gene in mouse, resulting in infertility and cataracts and providing a model for Warburg Micro Syndrome.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:135
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    Genetics of a threatened butterfly species

    Different molecular markers used to analyze eight Boloria aquilonaris butterfly populations provide information about the genetic diversity and population structure of this vulnerable species, revealing high instances of inbreeding and evidence for some gene flow.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:114
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    Satellite DNA and the evolution of frogs

    Highly repetitive satellite DNA sequences that make up heterochromatin are widely distributed and have been conserved for at least 70 million years in closely related species of frog.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:111
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    Potential biomarker for preeclampsia

    Infants born to mothers with preeclampsia have alterations in methylation levels at CpG sites of the promoter region of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2, which could serve as a potential biomarker for the disease.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:96



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Rongling Wu

Rongling Wu is a Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and the Director of the Center for Statistical Genetics at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Wu's research interest focuses on the development of novel statistical models, designs, and algorithms for comprehending the genetic and epigenetic architecture of complex biological traits and processes. He is also interested in the construction of the genotype-phenotype map using network biology and systems biology. More recently, Dr. Wu has integrated his statistical approaches to experimental studies of complex trait genetics in the Center for Computational Biology he founded at Beijing Forestry University.

"As one of the earliest open access journals, BMC Genetics has been increasingly influential over years in the area of genetic research. It will continue to be a mainstream forum to publish the latest discoveries in genetics and genomics from leading scientists all around the world. In particular, it attracts the attention of the most promising young scientists to find, stimulate and publish various new ideas for higher-level research in genetics."

Professor Rongling Wu

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