Medicine in the post-genomic era

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.


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    Organoid cancer models

    Michael Cantrell and Cavlin Kuo discuss recent developments in the three-dimensional culture of organoids and their promise for both bottom-up and top-down screening to find cancer drivers.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:32
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    Genotypes from public RNA-seq data

    An approach to quantifying, normalizing and genotyping a large number of heterogeneous public RNA-seq samples to reliably identify eQTLs and allele-specific expression across many different tissues.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:30
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    Iterative approach to hotspots

    Most current algorithms struggle to map mutational hot spots; a new approach, the Deep-Drilling with iterative Mapping (DDiMAP) method, retains variant allele patterns to aid in variant detection.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:24
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    Microbiome-based therapies: believe the hype?

    As more and more links are demonstrated between the microbiome and different types of disease, Fergus Shanahan discusses how the human microbiome could provide insight into novel therapies.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:17
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    Development, validation and implementation of clinically beneficial molecular tumor analyses in routine healthcare for patients with breast cancer to improve their care, quality of life and outcome.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:20
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    Epigenetic biomarkers of Wilms tumour

    Methylome analysis of wilms tumors, nephrogenic rests and normal kidney tissues provides insight into tumor evolution and reveals potential markers to diagnose patients with bilateral disease.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:11
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    CLL and gene expression variability

    A relationship between disease subtype in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and variation in gene expression suggests that variability has an effect on tumor adaptability and aggressiveness.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:8
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    Genetic variation and cardiovascular therapies

    Timpson and Corbin discuss how a recent study looking at inactivating mutations in NPC1L1 provides insight into therapy with ezetimibe, used to reduce plasma cholesterol levels in coronary heart disease.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:7

Featured review

In search of new treatment for chronic painIn search of new treatment for chronic pain

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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