Section Editors

  • Francisco Azuaje, Luxembourg Institute of Health
  • Struan Grant, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Patrick Tan, Graduate Medical School Singapore
  • Pearlly Yan, The Ohio State University

Executive Editor

  • Tim Sands , BioMed Central


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    “Mutation” and “polymorphism”: not a case of po-tay-to/po-tah-to

    As genomic technology advances and more people access genomic information, terms describing DNA variation such as “mutation” and “polymorphism” are often becoming blurred; a new proposal originating from an online forum discussion recommends how to avoid confusion.

    BMC Medical Genomics 2015, 8:37
  • New approach predicts breast cancer survival

    A new approach to identifying robust genes set to predict clinical outcomes uses a “gene set activity score” (GSAS) in a given patient, and is here applied to predict survival time in breast cancer patients.

    BMC Medical Genomics 2015, 8:11
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    miRNAs in the Huntingdon's brain

    The expression of 75 microRNAs in the prefrontal cortex of the brains of Huntingdon’s disease patients differed compared to healthy controls, suggesting a role, particularly for miR-10b-5p in Huntingdon’s pathogenicity, and are also potentially biomarkers

    BMC Medical Genomics 2015, 8:10
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Editor's profile

Struan Grant

Following posts in the UK, Australia, Iceland and Germany, Struan Grant has been the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Genomics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 2006. His current work focuses on metabolic disease, with a specific focus on pediatrics. Utilizing high-throughput genotyping technology, his goals include isolating genes involved in obesity and bone strength. Both of these phenotypes are known to be strongly determined by genetic factors and distillation of this component should be easier to determine in children, where the relatively short period of their lifetime limits the impact of environmental exposure.

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