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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.
Nicholas Katsanis-recipient of ASHG's 2017 Curt Stern Award
Congratulations to Associate Editor, Nicholas Katsanis on receiving the 2017 Curt Stern Award at the ASHG meeting which was just recently held in October in Orlando, FL. Read more about Dr. Katsanis and the award here.
Human Genomics is the official journal of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). HUGO is the international organisation of scientists involved in human genetics. HUGO was conceived in 1988, at the first meeting on genome mapping and sequencing at Cold Spring Harbor. From an initial group of 42 scientists from 17 countries, HUGO has increased its membership to almost 2,000 members, from over 92 countries in a period of only two decades. Over the years, HUGO has played an essential role behind the scenes for the human genome project. With its mission to promote international collaborative efforts to study the human genome and the myriad issues raised by our increasing knowledge of the genome, HUGO has had noteworthy successes in some of the less glamorous, but nonetheless vital, aspects of the human genome project.
As a truly international organisation, HUGO has refocused its efforts towards the medical implications of genomic knowledge. Looking forward, HUGO is working to enhance the genomic capabilites of the emerging and developing countries of the world. The excitement and interest in genomic sciences in Asia, the Middle East, South America and Africa are palpable and our hope is that these technologies will help to aid national development and worldwide health.
HUGO 2018 Meeting: March 12-15 in Yokohama, Japan
This year's theme is "Genome Data and Health" and will celebrate 30 years of HUGO. Read more here
Updates from the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) relevant to Human Genomics readers.