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  1. Content type: Primary research

    Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) is among the leading causes of cancer mortality, especially in developed countries. A high level of somatic copy number alterations (CNAs) accumulates over the decades in the pro...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Wang, Xiaohong Li, Yichen Cheng, Xin Sun, Xibin Sun, Steve Self, Charles Kooperberg and James Y. Dai

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:22

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  2. Content type: Review

    Known examples of ancient identical-by-descent genetic variants being shared between evolutionarily related species, known as trans-species polymorphisms (TSPs), result from counterbalancing selective forces a...

    Authors: Luisa Azevedo, Catarina Serrano, Antonio Amorim and David N. Cooper

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:21

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  3. Content type: PRIMARY RESEARCH

    Many genetic variants have been identified in the human genome. The functional effects of a single variant have been intensively studied. However, the joint effects of multiple variants in the same genes have ...

    Authors: Mingming Liu, Layne T. Watson and Liqing Zhang

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:18

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  4. Content type: Review

    Genome-wide association studies of complex physiological traits and diseases consistently found that associated genetic factors, such as allelic polymorphisms or DNA mutations, only explained a minority of the...

    Authors: Marco Trerotola, Valeria Relli, Pasquale Simeone and Saverio Alberti

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:17

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  5. Content type: Primary research

    Fine scale population structure of Malays - the major population in Malaysia, has not been well studied. This may have important implications for both evolutionary and medical studies. Here, we investigated th...

    Authors: Boon-Peng Hoh, Lian Deng, Mat Jusoh Julia-Ashazila, Zakaria Zuraihan, Ma’amor Nur-Hasnah, Ab Rajab Nur‐Shafawati, Wan Isa Hatin, Ismail Endom, Bin Alwi Zilfalil, Yusoff Khalid and Shuhua Xu

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:16

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  6. Content type: Primary research

    Conditions associated with sudden cardiac arrest/death (SCA/D) in youth often have a genetic etiology. While SCA/D is uncommon, a pro-active family screening approach may identify these inherited structural an...

    Authors: Mindy H. Li, Jenica L. Abrudan, Matthew C. Dulik, Ariella Sasson, Joshua Brunton, Vijayakumar Jayaraman, Noreen Dugan, Danielle Haley, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, Sawona Biswas, Mahdi Sarmady, Elizabeth T. DeChene, Matthew A. Deardorff, Alisha Wilkens, Sarah E. Noon, Maria I. Scarano…

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:15

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  7. Content type: Primary research

    SIRT1 is likely to play a role in the extension in healthspan induced by dietary restriction. Actions of SIRT1 are pleiotropic, and effects on healthspan may include effects on DNA methylation. Polycomb group ...

    Authors: Luisa A Wakeling, Laura J Ions, Suzanne M Escolme, Simon J Cockell, Tianhong Su, Madhurima Dey, Emily V Hampton, Gail Jenkins, Linda J Wainwright, Jill A McKay and Dianne Ford

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:14

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  8. Content type: Opinion article

    Genetic Renal Disease (GRD) presents to mainstream clinicians as a mixture of kidney-specific as well as multi-organ entities, many with highly variable phenotype-genotype relationships. The rapid increase in ...

    Authors: Andrew Mallett, Christopher Corney, Hugh McCarthy, Stephen I. Alexander and Helen Healy

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:13

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  9. Content type: Primary research

    Cancer, like many common disorders, has a complex etiology, often with a strong genetic component and with multiple environmental factors contributing to susceptibility. A considerable number of genomic varian...

    Authors: Ioannis Karageorgos, Clint Mizzi, Efstathia Giannopoulou, Cristiana Pavlidis, Brock A. Peters, Zoi Zagoriti, Peter D. Stenson, Konstantinos Mitropoulos, Joseph Borg, Haralabos P. Kalofonos, Radoje Drmanac, Andrew Stubbs, Peter van der Spek, David N. Cooper, Theodora Katsila and George P. Patrinos

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:12

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  10. Content type: Opinion article

    In recent years, the translation of genomic discoveries into mainstream medical practice and public health has gained momentum, facilitated by the advent of new technologies. However, there are often major dis...

    Authors: Konstantinos Mitropoulos, Hayat Al Jaibeji, Diego A. Forero, Paul Laissue, Ambroise Wonkam, Catalina Lopez-Correa, Zahurin Mohamed, Wasun Chantratita, Ming Ta Michael Lee, Adrian Llerena, Angela Brand, Bassam R. Ali and George P. Patrinos

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:11

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  11. Content type: Opinion article

    The translational pipeline for genomic medicine has been well defined. However, as with any rapidly changing technology, innovations are difficult to predict leading to the potential to disrupt anticipated tra...

    Authors: Marc S. Williams

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:9

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  12. Content type: Primary research

    The current practice of using only a few strongly associated genetic markers in regression models results in generally low power in prediction or accounting for heritability of complex human traits.

    Authors: Madhuchhanda Bhattacharjee, Mangalathu S. Rajeevan and Mikko J. Sillanpää

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:8

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  13. Content type: Primary research

    Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of connective tissue disorders, characterized by low bone mass, increased bone fragility, and blue-gray eye sclera. OI of...

    Authors: Katre Maasalu, Tiit Nikopensius, Sulev Kõks, Margit Nõukas, Mart Kals, Ele Prans, Lidiia Zhytnik, Andres Metspalu and Aare Märtson

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:6

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  14. Content type: Primary research

    Serogroup A of Neisseria meningitidis is the organism responsible for causing epidemic diseases in developing countries by a pilus-mediated adhesion to human brain endothelial cells. Type IV pilus assembly protei...

    Authors: Abijeet Singh Mehta, Kirti Snigdha, M Sharada Potukuchi and Panagiotis A Tsonis

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:5

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  15. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Human Genomics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 8 (2014).

    Authors: Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:4

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  16. Content type: Primary research

    Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) is a complex neurogenetic disorder characterised by the development of benign and malignant tumours of the peripheral nerve sheath (MPNSTs). Whilst biallelic NF1 gene inactivation c...

    Authors: Laura E Thomas, Jincy Winston, Ellie Rad, Matthew Mort, Kayleigh M Dodd, Andrew R Tee, Fionnuala McDyer, Stephen Moore, David N Cooper and Meena Upadhyaya

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:3

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  17. Content type: Primary research

    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Breast cancers are heterogenous and exist in many different subtypes (luminal A, luminal B, tripl...

    Authors: Suqin Liu, Hongjiang Wang, Lizhi Zhang, Chuanning Tang, Lindsey Jones, Hua Ye, Liying Ban, Aman Wang, Zhiyuan Liu, Feng Lou, Dandan Zhang, Hong Sun, Haichao Dong, Guangchun Zhang, Zhishou Dong, Baishuai Guo…

    Citation: Human Genomics 2015 9:2

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  18. Content type: Primary research

    Amphibians have the remarkable ability to regenerate missing body parts. After complete removal of the eye lens, the dorsal but not the ventral iris will transdifferentiate to regenerate an exact replica of th...

    Authors: Konstantinos Sousounis, Rital Bhavsar, Mario Looso, Marcus Krüger, Jessica Beebe, Thomas Braun and Panagiotis A Tsonis

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:22

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  19. Content type: Primary research

    Osteosarcoma (OS) is a prevalent primary malignant bone tumour with unknown etiology. These highly metastasizing tumours are among the most frequent causes of cancer-related deaths. Thus, there is an urgent ne...

    Authors: Ene Reimann, Sulev Kõks, Xuan Dung Ho, Katre Maasalu and Aare Märtson

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:20

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  20. Content type: Software review

    There is an increasing demand to determine the clinical implication of experimental findings in molecular biomedical research. Survival (or failure time) analysis methodologies have been adapted to the analysi...

    Authors: Xintong Chen, Xiaochen Sun and Yujin Hoshida

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:21

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  21. Content type: Primary research

    Inherited cataract is a clinically important and genetically heterogeneous cause of visual impairment. Typically, it presents at an early age with or without other ocular/systemic signs and lacks clear phenoty...

    Authors: Donna S Mackay, Thomas M Bennett, Susan M Culican and Alan Shiels

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:19

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  22. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Rapid advances in human genomic research are increasing the availability of genomic data for secondary analysis. Particularly in the case of vulnerable African populations, ethics and informed consent processe...

    Authors: Galen EB Wright, Adebowale A Adeyemo and Nicki Tiffin

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:18

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  23. Content type: Primary research

    Biological systems are exquisitely poised to respond and adjust to challenges, including damage. However, sustained damage can overcome the ability of the system to adjust and result in a disease phenotype, it...

    Authors: Victoria Petri, G Thomas Hayman, Marek Tutaj, Jennifer R Smith, Stanley JF Laulederkind, Shur-Jen Wang, Rajni Nigam, Jeff De Pons, Mary Shimoyama, Melinda R Dwinell, Elizabeth A Worthey and Howard J Jacob

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:17

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  24. Content type: Review

    Embracing the complexity of biological systems has a greater likelihood to improve prediction of clinical drug response. Here we discuss limitations of a singular focus on genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, tr...

    Authors: Andrew A Monte, Chad Brocker, Daniel W Nebert, Frank J Gonzalez, David C Thompson and Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:16

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  25. Content type: Meeting report

    This is a report on a workshop titled ‘Ethics for genomic research across five African countries: Guidelines, experiences and challenges’, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 and 11...

    Authors: Michèle Ramsay, Jantina de Vries, Himla Soodyall, Shane A Norris and Osman Sankoh

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:15

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  26. Content type: Primary research

    Cross-species research in drug development is novel and challenging. A bivariate mixture model utilizing information across two species was proposed to solve the fundamental problem of identifying differential...

    Authors: Yuhua Su, Lei Zhu, Alan Menius and Jason Osborne

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:12

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  27. Content type: Primary research

    The processing and analysis of the large scale data generated by next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments is challenging and is a burgeoning area of new methods development. Several new bioinformatics tool...

    Authors: Mehdi Pirooznia, Melissa Kramer, Jennifer Parla, Fernando S Goes, James B Potash, W Richard McCombie and Peter P Zandi

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:14

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  28. Content type: Review

    The use of radiation therapy is a cornerstone of modern cancer treatment. The number of patients that undergo radiation as a part of their therapy regimen is only increasing every year, but this does not come ...

    Authors: Leena Rivina, Michael Davoren and Robert H Schiestl

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:13

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  29. Content type: Primary research

    As the number of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) identified through whole-exome/whole-genome sequencing programs increases, researchers and clinicians are becoming increasingly reliant ...

    Authors: Hashem A Shihab, Julian Gough, Matthew Mort, David N Cooper, Ian NM Day and Tom R Gaunt

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:11

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  30. Content type: Primary research

    Schwannomas are the most common neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2)-associated tumors with significant phenotypic heterogeneity in patients. The most severe subtype has an early and rapid progression and the mild t...

    Authors: Amos Toren, Juergen K Reichardt, Ali Andalibi, Nancy Ya-Hsuan Hsu, Joni Doherty, William Slattery and Ruty Mehrian-Shai

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:10

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  31. Content type: Opinion article

    Understanding genotype/phenotype relationships has become more complicated as increasing amounts of inter- and intra-tissue genetic heterogeneity have been revealed through next-generation sequencing and evide...

    Authors: Bruce Gottlieb, Lenore K Beitel and Mark Trifiro

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:9

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  32. Content type: Primary research

    Congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common cause of death in children under the age of 1. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a severe CHD that results from developmental defects in the conotruncal outflow tr...

    Authors: Amy Rodemoyer, Nataliya Kibiryeva, Alexis Bair, Jennifer Marshall, James E O’Brien Jr and Douglas C Bittel

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:6

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  33. Content type: Primary research

    Deciphering of the information content of eukaryotic promoters has remained confined to universal landmarks and conserved sequence elements such as enhancers and transcription factor binding motifs, which are ...

    Authors: Zhe Jing, Rajendra K Gangalum, Dennis C Mock and Suraj P Bhat

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:5

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  34. Content type: Primary research

    Many neuropsychiatric disorders, including stress-related mood disorders, are complex multi-parametric syndromes. Susceptibility to stress and depression is individually different. The best animal model of ind...

    Authors: Pothitos M Pitychoutis, Despina Sanoudou, Margarita Papandreou, Dimitris Nasias, Marianna Kouskou, Craig R Tomlinson, Panagiotis A Tsonis and Zeta Papadopoulou-Daifoti

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:4

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  35. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Human Genomics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 7 (2013).

    Authors: Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2014 8:2

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  36. Content type: Primary research

    The study was designed to evaluate the association of GATA4 gene polymorphism with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its metabolic risk factors, including dyslipidaemic disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes and hyp...

    Authors: Nzioka P Muiya, Salma M Wakil, Asma I Tahir, Samya Hagos, Mohammed Najai, Daisy Gueco, Nada Al-Tassan, Editha Andres, Nejat Mazher, Brian F Meyer and Nduna Dzimiri

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:25

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  37. Content type: Primary research

    Inflammation is an essential immune response; however, chronic inflammation results in disease including Crohn's disease. Therefore, reducing the inflammation can yield a significant health benefit, and one wa...

    Authors: Gareth Marlow, Stephanie Ellett, Isobel R Ferguson, Shuotun Zhu, Nishi Karunasinghe, Amalini C Jesuthasan, Dug Yeo Han, Alan G Fraser and Lynnette R Ferguson

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:24

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  38. Content type: Gene family update

    The serpin family comprises a structurally similar, yet functionally diverse, set of proteins. Named originally for their function as serine proteinase inhibitors, many of its members are not inhibitors but ra...

    Authors: Claire Heit, Brian C Jackson, Monica McAndrews, Mathew W Wright, David C Thompson, Gary A Silverman, Daniel W Nebert and Vasilis Vasiliou

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:22

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  39. Content type: Primary research

    Osteoporosis has a multifactorial pathogenesis characterized by a combination of low bone mass and increased fragility. In our study, we focused on the effects of polymorphisms in CER1 and DKK1 genes, recently re...

    Authors: Theodora Koromila, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Zoe Dailiana, Evangelia E Ntzani, Stavroula Samara, Chris Chassanidis, Vassiliki Aleporou-Marinou and Panagoula Kollia

    Citation: Human Genomics 2013 7:21

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