Biology for the post-genomic era

Genome Biology publishes research articles, new methods and software tools, in addition to reviews and opinions, from the full spectrum of biology, including molecular, cellular, organism or population biology studied from a genomic perspective, as well as sequence analysis, bioinformatics, proteomics, comparative biology and evolution.


  • Clare Garvey PhD, Genome Biology

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  • Louisa Flintoft PhD, Genome Biology


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  • A report on the 2nd Single-cell genomics conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, September 9-11, 2014.
  • Transcriptomic analysis identifies tomato genes involved in immunity, specifically showing Epk1 is required for the host response to bacterial effector proteins
  • Genome-wide analysis of RNA secondary structure in mouse embryonic stem cells reveals structural features of mRNAs and ncRNAs
  • The house fly genome shows that it is genetically adapted to high pathogen loads and living in association with animal waste
  • OncoCis enables the identification of potential cis-regulatory mutations using cell-type specific genome and epigenome-wide datasets and matched gene expression data
  • A method for identifying enriched regions in ChIP-Seq experiments
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    Myc occupancy is not explained by its DNA specificity, suggesting that the transcription machinery and associated promoters predominantly recruit Myc
  • Image attributed to: Credit: David O Morgan. The Cell Cycle. Principles of Control
    A systematic genetic screen identifies several new factors involved in RNAi-directed heterochromatin assembly in yeast

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