Biology for the post-genomic era

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  • Understanding Ebola pathogenicity

    Infection of guinea pigs with Ebola virus provides new insights in to how the virus can cause disease in naïve hosts

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:540
  • Human infectious diseases

    Ripudaman K Bains introduces the Genome Biology special issue content on the ‘genomics of infectious diseases’ in this editorial

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:529
  • Emerging pathogen genomics

    Christophe Fraser and colleagues discuss genomic approaches for the analysis of emerging pathogens, including methods, applications and future trends

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:541
  • The brain tapeworm

    The draft genome sequence of a rare brain tapeworm from a small amount of starting material represents a significant technological achievement

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:510
  • 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
  • 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

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