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

  • Diana Marshall, BioMed Central


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    Genetic traits of adaptable rice

    Identification of loci that contain drought- and yield-related traits on rice chromosomes can help with the breeding of more climate change-resistant rice.

    BMC Genetics 2015, 16:86
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    Ancient mummy DNA forensics

    Analysis of 4000-3500 year old mitochondrial DNA from mummies in the Tarim Basin in China reveals diverse origins and gives clues about migration patterns of the populations.

    BMC Genetics 2015, 16:78
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    Genetics of Welsh sheep populations

    Genotyping of 353 sheep from 18 native Welsh breeds characterizes their genetic structures, showing that they are highly diverse, and suggests a common ancestry with European breeds.

    BMC Genetics 2015, 16:65
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    Profiling SNPs from pooled samples

    New quantitative high resolution melting methods to determine SNP allele frequencies across multiple populations are time- and cost-efficient, allowing for accurate genotyping of pooled samples.

    BMC Genetics 2015, 16:62
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    Biological interpretations of GWAS

    A systematic assessment of different gene- and pathway-level methods of secondary analyses of genome wide association studies provides insights into how to obtain biologically relevant information from these data.

    BMC Genetics 2015, 16:34



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Section Editor's profile

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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