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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  • Revolutionizing pathogen genomics

    George Weinstock and Sharon Peacock introduce the Genome Biology and Genome Medicine collaborative special issue on the genomics of infectious diseases

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:528
  • Harvest, Parsnp, Gingr

    Authors present the Harvest suite of core-genome alignment and visualization tools for the rapid and accurate analysis of microbial strains

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:524
  • Obtaining viral haplotypes

    The BAsE-Seq method obtains long viral haplotypes from short sequence reads and its utility is demonstrated on Hepatitis B Virus data

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:517
  • Public health genomics

    Marc Lipsitch and Yonatan Grad discuss how pathogen genome sequences can help to guide public health control of infectious diseases

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:538
  • Improving Ebola diagnosis

    The optimization of existing high-throughput methods for Ebola and Lassa viruses provides a rapid and cheap alternative for viral diagnosis

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:519
  • Understanding bat zoonoses

    An integrated proteomics and transcriptomics approach reveals differences between human and bat host responses to Hendra virus

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:532
  • Lighter

    A new fast and memory-efficient software package for error-correction without counting

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:509
  • Genetically engineered mosquitoes

    Flaminia Catteruccia and colleagues discuss how genetic engineering is becoming a powerful tool for the control of mosquito-transmitted diseases

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:535
  • Evolving antimalarial resistance

    Authors report the first comprehensive view of the evolutionary trajectory Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites take to achieve drug resistance

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:511
  • Anti-tubercular drug resistance

    Robert Wilkinson and Anastasia Koch discuss a recent Genome Biology paper highlighting how anti-tubercular drug resistance develops within a single patient

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:520
  • CRISPR designed antimicrobials

    Two recent publications have demonstrated how delivering CRISPR nucleases provides a promising solution to the growing problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:516

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