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Featured article: Interplay Between the Host, the Human Microbiome, and Drug Metabolism

Lateral view of the peripheral nervous system of two zebrafish embryos​​​​​​​In this review paper, Nichols et al. give an overview of how the human microbiome interacts with the human body, its impact on certain diseases, and its effects on drug metabolism. They break the microbiome up into four major areas (oral, vaginal, skin, and intestine) and discuss how each region either benefits the host, either worsens or alleviates certain diseases, or interacts with certain drugs used to treat disease.


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HGNC updates

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

Previous content

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.

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 2020

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