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  • Standing variation and adaptation

    Selective sweep mapping in chickens reveals that standing genetic variation makes a considerable contribution to the long-term response to selection

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:219
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    Real-time nanopore pathogen detection

    Unbiased metagenomic analysis using a real-time MinION pipeline allows detection of chikungunya, ebola, and hepatitis C viruses.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:99
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    Ensuring safe medical apps

    Widely available apps to aid patient healthcare are methodologically weak and insecure; Paul Wicks and Emil Chiauzzi comment on these findings, discussing ways to ensure app innovation while prioritizing patient safety.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:205
  • Metassembler

    Metassembler improves genome assemblies by merging the best bits of existing assemblies

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:207
  • De novo ChIP-seq analysis

    Bar-Joseph and colleagues developed a computational pipeline to discover transcription factor binding motifs from ChIP-seq data without using a reference genome

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:205

News and events

Human Genomics has now launched and is accepting submissions

Previously published by Henry Stewart Publications, Human Genomics has now launched and is accepting submissions under BioMed Central's open access platform. Edited by Prof. Vasilis Vasiliou, the journal aims to facilitate rapid publication and stimulate discussion within the human genomic field. The journal welcomes manuscripts relating to the application of genomic analysis in the understanding, treatment and diagnosis of complex and Mendelian diseases, as well as reports of the genomic analysis of adverse drug reactions, drug efficacy and safety.

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Cancer biomarkers


Rapid assay of stem cell functionality and potency using electric cell-substrate impedance sensing

Rutten MJ, Laraway B, Gregory CR, Xie H, Renken C, Keese C and Gregory KW

Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2015, 6:192

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Improved OTU-picking using long-read 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing and generic hierarchical clustering

Franzén O, Hu J, Bao X, Itzkowitz SH, Peter I and Bashir A

Microbiome 2015, 3:43

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Clinical proteomics

Research article

Generation of a de novo transcriptome from equine lamellar tissue

Holl HM, Gao S, Fei Z, Andrews C and Brooks SA

BMC Genomics 2015, 16:739

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