Medicine in the post-genomic era

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Genome Medicine publishes peer-reviewed research articles, new methods, software tools, reviews and comment articles in all areas of medicine studied from a post-genomic perspective. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, disease genomics (including genome-wide association studies and sequencing-based studies), disease epigenomics, pathogen and microbiome genomics, immunogenomics, translational genomics, pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, proteomics and metabolomics in medicine, systems medicine, and ethical, legal and social issues.

**Data from May 2014.


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    Epigenetics of disease-discordant twins

    Tim Spector and colleagues review recent epigenetic studies of monozygotic twins with discordance for a variety of diseases including cancer, autoimmune disorders and neurological diseases.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:60
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    Patient-friendly formats for genetic and genomic test reports

    Susanne Haga and colleagues propose four options for the development of patient-friendly formats for genetic and genomic test reports to promote patients' understanding of their test results.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:58
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    Finding personalized cancer drivers

    It is a challenge to assess whether rare and patient-specific mutations are cancer drivers. The algorithm DawnRank prioritizes altered genes on a single patient level.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:56
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    Systematic cancer drug target identification

    An integrated approach to predict and validate novel anti-cancer drug targets, with demonstration of strong anti-proliferative effects of predicted targets.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:57
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    Using transcriptional noise for HIV therapy

    Xu Tan and Steve Elledge discuss a new approach to finding new therapeutic routes for HIV therapy by screening for drug combinations that increase transcriptional noise to reactivate latent viruses.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:55
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    Re-contacting participants for dbGaP inclusion

    The NIH requires investigators to submit de-identified genomic data to dbGaP. This study explores the  feasibility of re-contact and finds a small proportion of participants oppose submitting data.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:54
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    The changing role of genetic counselors

    Barbara Bernhardt explains how advances in clinical genomics are changing the role of genetic counselors by necessitating the communication of increasing amounts of complex information.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:49
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    Parkinson's disease genomics

    Matthew Farrer and Michelle Lin review advances in genetic and genomic studies of sporadic, Mendelian and more complex forms of parkinsonism, implicating the involvement of specific molecular pathways.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:48

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Stephen McMahon and colleagues review treatments for pain relief, which are often inadequate, and discuss how understanding of the genomic and epigenomic mechanisms might lead to improved drugs.

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