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Genomics of infection and immunity

Infection and ImmunityGenome Medicine is pleased to present a special issue on Genomics of infection and immunity, co-guest edited by Bali Pulendran and Mark Davis of Stanford School of Medicine. The issue captures recent advances made using genomic approaches toward understanding the function and diversity of the immune system, regulation of the immune response, and the underlying mechanisms of host defense against infection. It also covers pathogen adaptation and evasion strategies, as well as development of tools and approaches to monitor, protect against, and treat infectious disease.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process.

  1. Content type: Research

    The 2014–2016 Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak in West Africa highlighted the need for improved therapeutic options against this virus. Approaches targeting host factors/pathways essential for the virus are advanta...

    Authors: Scott Martin, Abhilash I. Chiramel, Marie Luisa Schmidt, Yu-Chi Chen, Nadia Whitt, Ari Watt, Eric C. Dunham, Kyle Shifflett, Shelby Traeger, Anne Leske, Eugen Buehler, Cynthia Martellaro, Janine Brandt, Lisa Wendt, Andreas Müller, Stephanie Peitsch…

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:58

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  2. Content type: Research

    Humoral immune responses to infectious agents or vaccination vary substantially among individuals, and many of the factors responsible for this variability remain to be defined. Current evidence suggests that ...

    Authors: Petar Scepanovic, Cécile Alanio, Christian Hammer, Flavia Hodel, Jacob Bergstedt, Etienne Patin, Christian W. Thorball, Nimisha Chaturvedi, Bruno Charbit, Laurent Abel, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Darragh Duffy, Matthew L. Albert and Jacques Fellay

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:59

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  3. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium vivax poses a significant challenge to malaria elimination due to its ability to cause relapsed infections from reactivation of dormant liver parasites called hypnozoites. We analyzed 69 P. vivax whole...

    Authors: Annie N. Cowell, Hugo O. Valdivia, Danett K. Bishop and Elizabeth A. Winzeler

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:52

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  4. Content type: Software

    A new era of flu surveillance has already started based on the genetic characterization and exploration of influenza virus evolution at whole-genome scale. Although this has been prioritized by national and in...

    Authors: Vítor Borges, Miguel Pinheiro, Pedro Pechirra, Raquel Guiomar and João Paulo Gomes

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:46

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  5. Content type: Research

    The genetic and immunological factors that contribute to differences in susceptibility and progression between sub-types of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases continue to be elucidated. Inflammatory bowel di...

    Authors: Angela Mo, Urko M. Marigorta, Dalia Arafat, Lai Hin Kimi Chan, Lori Ponder, Se Ryeong Jang, Jarod Prince, Subra Kugathasan, Sampath Prahalad and Greg Gibson

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:48

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Method

    Existing methods for paired antibody heavy- and light-chain repertoire sequencing rely on specialized equipment and are limited by their commercial availability and high costs. Here, we report a novel simple a...

    Authors: Praneeth Reddy Devulapally, Jörg Bürger, Thorsten Mielke, Zoltán Konthur, Hans Lehrach, Marie-Laure Yaspo, Jörn Glökler and Hans-Jörg Warnatz

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:34

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  8. Content type: Method

    B cells play a critical role in the immune response by producing antibodies, which display remarkable diversity. Here we describe a bioinformatic pipeline, BALDR (BCR Assignment of Lineage using De novo Reconstr...

    Authors: Amit A. Upadhyay, Robert C. Kauffman, Amber N. Wolabaugh, Alice Cho, Nirav B. Patel, Samantha M. Reiss, Colin Havenar-Daughton, Reem A. Dawoud, Gregory K. Tharp, Iñaki Sanz, Bali Pulendran, Shane Crotty, F. Eun-Hyung Lee, Jens Wrammert and Steven E. Bosinger

    Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:20

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