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  1. Content type: Opinion

    The expression of antigens that are recognized by self-reactive T cells is essential for immune-mediated tumor rejection by immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy. Growing evidence suggests that mutation-ass...

    Authors: Claire Lhuillier, Nils-Petter Rudqvist, Olivier Elemento, Silvia C. Formenti and Sandra Demaria

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:40

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  2. Content type: Comment

    Personalized care of cancer patients undergoing treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors will require approaches that can predict their susceptibility to immune-related adverse events. Understanding the rol...

    Authors: Zia Khan, Christian Hammer, Ellie Guardino, G. Scott Chandler and Matthew L. Albert

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:39

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  3. Content type: Comment

    Recent sequencing studies on healthy skin and esophagus have found that, as we age, these tissues become colonized by mutant clones of cells carrying driver mutations in traditional cancer genes. This comment ...

    Authors: Inigo Martincorena

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:35

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  4. Content type: Opinion

    As epigenetic studies become more common and lead to new insights into health and disease, the return of individual epigenetic results to research participants, in particular in large-scale epigenomic studies,...

    Authors: Stephanie O. M. Dyke, Katie M. Saulnier, Charles Dupras, Amy P. Webster, Karen Maschke, Mark Rothstein, Reiner Siebert, Jörn Walter, Stephan Beck, Tomi Pastinen and Yann Joly

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:31

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  5. Content type: Comment

    The nature of the tumor antigens that are detectable by T cells remains unclear. In melanoma, T cells were shown to react against major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-associated peptides (MAPs) that are deri...

    Authors: Grégory Ehx and Claude Perreault

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:29

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    The Research to this article has been published in Genome Medicine 2019 11:28

  6. Content type: Comment

    Genomic medicine has considerable potential to provide novel diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for patients who have molecularly complex diseases and who are not responding to existing therapies. To bridge ...

    Authors: Huan Zhang, Lars Klareskog, Andreas Matussek, Stefan M. Pfister and Mikael Benson

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2019 11:9

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  7. Content type: Opinion

    Only a small fraction of patients respond to the drug prescribed to treat their disease, which means that most are at risk of unnecessary exposure to side effects through ineffective drugs. This inter-individu...

    Authors: Monique G. P. van der Wijst, Dylan H. de Vries, Harm Brugge, Harm-Jan Westra and Lude Franke

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:96

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  8. Content type: Comment

    Telomere crisis is linked with many of the genomic alterations found in cancer genomes. A new understanding of how these alterations arise points towards an active role for innate immune sensors during crisis ...

    Authors: Patrick von Morgen and John Maciejowski

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:89

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  9. Content type: Comment

    Immunotherapy has revolutionized the management of numerous cancers; however, a substantial proportion that initially respond subsequently acquire means of immune escape and relapse. Analysis of recent clinica...

    Authors: J. Bryan Iorgulescu, David Braun, Giacomo Oliveira, Derin B. Keskin and Catherine J. Wu

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:87

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  10. Content type: Comment

    Recent work has reported that the activation of the p53 pathway in primary cells hampers the efficiency of genome editing by CRISPR/Cas9 via induction of apoptosis or cell cycle arrest. These findings highligh...

    Authors: Anastasia Conti and Raffaella Di Micco

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:66

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  11. Content type: Comment

    There is an urgent need to develop vaccines against emerging diseases, including those caused by pathogens that are currently unknown to cause human disease, termed ‘disease X’. Here, Zika virus infection is c...

    Authors: Alan D. T. Barrett

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:47

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  12. Content type: Comment

    CRISPR–Cas systems have provided revolutionary tools for genome editing. The discovery of Cas proteins with alternative activities has now enabled sensitive and robust tools for detecting nucleic acids. Recent...

    Authors: Dipali G. Sashital

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:32

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  13. Content type: Comment

    New computational and database-driven tools are emerging to aid in the interpretation of cancer genomic data as its use becomes more common in clinical evidence-based cancer medicine. Two such open source tool...

    Authors: Elaine R. Mardis

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:28

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  14. Content type: Comment

    Novel associations between the human microbiome and health and disease are routinely emerging, and important host–microbiome interactions are targets for new diagnostics and therapeutics. Understanding how bro...

    Authors: Joseph F. Petrosino

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:12

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  15. Content type: Comment

    Specific prophylactic migraine treatments are urgently needed because of the unmet needs of many migraine patients. Antibodies targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) or its receptor have recently sho...

    Authors: Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink, Gisela M. Terwindt and Arn M. J. M. van den Maagdenberg

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:10

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  16. Content type: Opinion

    The translation of personal genomics to precision medicine depends on the accurate interpretation of the multitude of genetic variants observed for each individual. However, even when genetic variants are pred...

    Authors: Gustavo Glusman, Peter W. Rose, Andreas Prlić, Jennifer Dougherty, José M. Duarte, Andrew S. Hoffman, Geoffrey J. Barton, Emøke Bendixen, Timothy Bergquist, Christian Bock, Elizabeth Brunk, Marija Buljan, Stephen K. Burley, Binghuang Cai, Hannah Carter, JianJiong Gao…

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:113

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  17. Content type: Comment

    Antibiotics have become the standard of care for bacterial infections. However, rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections are outpacing the development of new antimicrobials. Broad-spectrum antibiotics a...

    Authors: Alexandra E. Paharik, Henry L. Schreiber IV, Caitlin N. Spaulding, Karen W. Dodson and Scott J. Hultgren

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:110

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  18. Content type: Comment

    Genome-wide association studies have made strides in identifying common variation associated with disease. The modest effect sizes preclude risk prediction based on single genetic variants, but polygenic risk ...

    Authors: Cathryn M. Lewis and Evangelos Vassos

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:96

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  19. Content type: Comment

    Genome editing using clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated proteins offers the potential to facilitate safe and effective treatment of genetic diseases refra...

    Authors: Dianne Nicol, Lisa Eckstein, Michael Morrison, Jacob S. Sherkow, Margaret Otlowski, Tess Whitton, Tania Bubela, Kathryn P. Burdon, Don Chalmers, Sarah Chan, Jac Charlesworth, Christine Critchley, Merlin Crossley, Sheryl de Lacey, Joanne L. Dickinson, Alex W. Hewitt…

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:85

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  20. Content type: Comment

    Advances in molecular tools to characterize the microbiome have led to the discovery of unique roles for microbes in human disease. Findings that the female genital microbiome can influence HIV acquisition and...

    Authors: Lenine J. P. Liebenberg, Derseree Archary, Aida Sivro and Douglas S. Kwon

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:74

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  21. Content type: Opinion

    Biomedical research is becoming increasingly large-scale and international. Cloud computing enables the comprehensive integration of genomic and clinical data, and the global sharing and collaborative processi...

    Authors: Fruzsina Molnár-Gábor, Rupert Lueck, Sergei Yakneen and Jan O. Korbel

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:58

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  22. Content type: Comment

    Recent advances in genome sequencing of single microbial cells enable the assignment of functional roles to members of the human microbiome that cannot currently be cultured. This approach can reveal the genom...

    Authors: Andrew C. Tolonen and Ramnik J. Xavier

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2017 9:56

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