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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  • Analysis of genotype data from 52 human populations shows that seasonal photoperiod variation acted as a selective pressure during out-of-Africa migration
  • A Research highlight discussing new insights into the early neurodevelopmental origin of schizophrenia
  • MSEA detects cancer genes by targeting unique characteristics of mutation hotspots with improved precision and reduced false positive discovery
  • A new accurate method for the detection of mobile element insertions in whole genome and whole exome sequencing data
  • Comparison of mutation predictors shows that no single algorithm is the best and that combination of predictors improves negative predictive value
  • Profiling schizophrenia-associated methylation in brain tissues identifies an early neurodevelopmental origin
  • A site-level and UTR-level classifier for miRNA target prediction
  • Improved detection of fungi in clinical samples allows the characterization of fungi in the human airway

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