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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    Predicting cattle genotypes

    Ungenotyped beef cattle that have four or more offspring and do not have available biological material to carry out genotyping can have their genotype inferred with a high concordance rate.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:157
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    The genetics of quitting smoking

    A study in a Japanese population finds that multiple genetic factors influence the degree of nicotine dependence an individual has, including genes involved in dopamine transport and nicotine metabolism.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:151
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    Strategies for breeding roses

    The environments where roses are bred can have non-equal influences on different genotypes, affecting desirable traits such as disease resistance, high yields, long vase life and vivid colors.

    BMC Genetics 2014, 15:146
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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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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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