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Open questions in biology

BMC Biology has a scope that extends across all of biology and that is reflected in the varied expertise of our Editorial Board. Because their input is in turn crucial in the selection of both our research and our commissioned content, we invited all of our Editorial Board members to mark the tenth anniversary year of BMC Biology with short contributions representing their views on pressing or just interesting open questions in their fields, and thus to share their perspective with readers, contributors, and authors or potential authors of research submissions. Contributions will be added as new Editorial Board members join us.

  1. Content type: Comment

    Seventeen years after the initial publication of the human genome, we still haven’t found all of our genes. The answer turns out to be more complex than anyone had imagined when the Human Genome Project began.

    Authors: Steven L. Salzberg

    Citation: BMC Biology 2018 16:94

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    A common symbiont of insects, the bacterium Wolbachia has been implicated in phenomena as diverse as sex determination, pathogen defence and speciation and is being used in public health programs to prevent mosqu...

    Authors: Francis M. Jiggins

    Citation: BMC Biology 2016 14:92

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