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Human Genomics

Featured article: Beyond genomics: understanding exposotypes through metabolomics

In this review, the authors discuss the evolution and challenges of metabolomics in epidemiologic research and how this research is being used to reveal an individual's exposotype.  Comparison of exposotypes at the human population level may help understanding how environmental exposures affect biology at the systems level to determine cause, effect, and susceptibilities

Call for Papers: Ethics, Law, and Society in Human Genomics

Guest Editor: Professor Ruth Chadwick, University of Manchester, UK

Papers are invited which address current and emerging issues in human genomics, such as data sharing, personalized and precision medicine, and feedback of findings.  Submissions which explicitly deal with how the issues are framed (e.g., in terms of ethical principles such as autonomy, justice and solidarity) are welcome, including discussions of the possibilities and challenges of harnessing genomic research for public good. 

Submission Deadline: Extended into early 2018


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    Authors: Jimmy Van den Eynden, Tine Descamps, Els Delporte, Nancy H. C. Roosens, Sigrid C. J. De Keersmaecker, Vanessa De Wit, Joris Robert Vermeesch, Els Goetghebeur, Jean Tafforeau, Stefaan Demarest, Marc Van den Bulcke and Herman Van Oyen

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Human Genomics launched with BioMed Central in July 2012, transferring from its previous publisher Henry Stewart Publications. All back content is now available in the archive.

Aims and scope

Human Genomics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on the application of genomic analysis in all aspects of human health and disease, as well as genomic analysis of drug efficacy and safety, and comparative genomics.

HUGO 2018 Meeting: March 13-15 in Yokohama, Japan

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This year's theme is "Genome Data and Health" and will celebrate 30 years of HUGO. Read more here

Call for Papers: Public Health Genomics

Guest Editors: George P Patrinos, University of Patras, Greece; Hongyu Zhao, Yale University, USA

Papers are invited which address current issues in human public health genomics, such as genomic surveillance of disease, genetic risk prediction, individual genome interpretation, gene-environment interactions, genetic diversity of vector-borne disease, vaccination and vaccine-based approaches against pathogens data sharing, economic evaluation in genomic medicine, and the role of big data and artificial intelligence on the development of translational tools and services and the overall future of public health.

Submission Deadline: March 2019

Meeting Announcement

Symposium: Improving reproducible research practices in schools of public health

April 16th, 2018 at Yale School of Public Health

Organized by John Ionnadis (Stanford University), Vasilis Vasiliou (Yale University), and Joshua Wallach (Yale-New Haven Hospital)

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HGNC updates

Updates from the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) relevant to Human Genomics readers.


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