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  1. Ribosomal profiling has revealed the translation of thousands of sequences outside annotated protein-coding genes, including small open reading frames of less than 100 codons, and the translational regulation ...

    Authors: Pedro Patraquim, Muhammad Ali Shahzad Mumtaz, José Ignacio Pueyo, Julie Louise Aspden and Juan-Pablo Couso

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:128

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  2. To discover driver fusions beyond canonical exon-to-exon chimeric transcripts, we develop CICERO, a local assembly-based algorithm that integrates RNA-seq read support with extensive annotation for candidate r...

    Authors: Liqing Tian, Yongjin Li, Michael N. Edmonson, Xin Zhou, Scott Newman, Clay McLeod, Andrew Thrasher, Yu Liu, Bo Tang, Michael C. Rusch, John Easton, Jing Ma, Eric Davis, Austyn Trull, J. Robert Michael, Karol Szlachta…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:126

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  3. Genome replication mapping methods profile cell populations, masking cell-to-cell heterogeneity. Here, we describe FORK-seq, a nanopore sequencing method to map replication of single DNA molecules at 200-nucle...

    Authors: Magali Hennion, Jean-Michel Arbona, Laurent Lacroix, Corinne Cruaud, Bertrand Theulot, Benoît Le Tallec, Florence Proux, Xia Wu, Elizaveta Novikova, Stefan Engelen, Arnaud Lemainque, Benjamin Audit and Olivier Hyrien

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:125

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  4. African populations provide a unique opportunity to interrogate host-microbe co-evolution and its impact on adaptive phenotypes due to their genomic, phenotypic, and cultural diversity. We integrate gut microb...

    Authors: Meagan A. Rubel, Arwa Abbas, Louis J. Taylor, Andrew Connell, Ceylan Tanes, Kyle Bittinger, Valantine N. Ndze, Julius Y. Fonsah, Eric Ngwang, André Essiane, Charles Fokunang, Alfred K. Njamnshi, Frederic D. Bushman and Sarah A. Tishkoff

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:122

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  5. Creating gapless telomere-to-telomere assemblies of complex genomes is one of the ultimate challenges in genomics. We use two independent assemblies and an optical map-based merging pipeline to produce a maize...

    Authors: Jianing Liu, Arun S. Seetharam, Kapeel Chougule, Shujun Ou, Kyle W. Swentowsky, Jonathan I. Gent, Victor Llaca, Margaret R. Woodhouse, Nancy Manchanda, Gernot G. Presting, David A. Kudrna, Magdy Alabady, Candice N. Hirsch, Kevin A. Fengler, Doreen Ware, Todd P. Michael…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:121

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. Vertebrate early embryogenesis is initially directed by a set of maternal RNAs and proteins, yet the mechanisms controlling this program remain largely unknown. Recent transcriptome-wide studies on RNA structu...

    Authors: Boyang Shi, Jinsong Zhang, Jian Heng, Jing Gong, Ting Zhang, Pan Li, Bao-Fa Sun, Ying Yang, Ning Zhang, Yong-Liang Zhao, Hai-Lin Wang, Feng Liu, Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang and Yun-Gui Yang

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:120

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  7. Recent advances in long-read sequencing solve inaccuracies in alternative transcript identification of full-length transcripts in short-read RNA-Seq data, which encourages the development of methods for isofor...

    Authors: Lorena de la Fuente, Ángeles Arzalluz-Luque, Manuel Tardáguila, Héctor del Risco, Cristina Martí, Sonia Tarazona, Pedro Salguero, Raymond Scott, Alberto Lerma, Ana Alastrue-Agudo, Pablo Bonilla, Jeremy R. B. Newman, Shunichi Kosugi, Lauren M. McIntyre, Victoria Moreno-Manzano and Ana Conesa

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:119

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  8. A growing body of evidence suggests that certain epiphenotypes can be passed across generations via both the male and female germlines of mammals. These observations have been difficult to explain owing to a g...

    Authors: Isaac Kremsky and Victor G. Corces

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:118

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  9. Non-canonical residues, caps, crosslinks, and nicks are important to many functions of DNAs, RNAs, proteins, and complexes. However, we do not fully understand how networks of such non-canonical macromolecules...

    Authors: Paul F. Lang, Yassmine Chebaro, Xiaoyue Zheng, John A. P. Sekar, Bilal Shaikh, Darren A. Natale and Jonathan R. Karr

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:117

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  10. The development of sequencing technologies has promoted the survey of genome-wide chromatin accessibility at single-cell resolution. However, comprehensive analysis of single-cell epigenomic profiles remains a...

    Authors: Bin Li, Young Li, Kun Li, Lianbang Zhu, Qiaoni Yu, Pengfei Cai, Jingwen Fang, Wen Zhang, Pengcheng Du, Chen Jiang, Jun Lin and Kun Qu

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:116

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  11. Positional weight matrix (PWM) is a de facto standard model to describe transcription factor (TF) DNA binding specificities. PWMs inferred from in vivo or in vitro data are stored in many databases and used in...

    Authors: Giovanna Ambrosini, Ilya Vorontsov, Dmitry Penzar, Romain Groux, Oriol Fornes, Daria D. Nikolaeva, Benoit Ballester, Jan Grau, Ivo Grosse, Vsevolod Makeev, Ivan Kulakovskiy and Philipp Bucher

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:114

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  12. Robust protocols and automation now enable large-scale single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing experiments and their application on biobank and clinical cohorts. However, technical biases introduced during sample ...

    Authors: Ramon Massoni-Badosa, Giovanni Iacono, Catia Moutinho, Marta Kulis, Núria Palau, Domenica Marchese, Javier Rodríguez-Ubreva, Esteban Ballestar, Gustavo Rodriguez-Esteban, Sara Marsal, Marta Aymerich, Dolors Colomer, Elias Campo, Antonio Julià, José Ignacio Martín-Subero and Holger Heyn

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:112

    Content type: Short Report

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  13. Technological advances have enabled the profiling of multiple molecular layers at single-cell resolution, assaying cells from multiple samples or conditions. Consequently, there is a growing need for computati...

    Authors: Ricard Argelaguet, Damien Arnol, Danila Bredikhin, Yonatan Deloro, Britta Velten, John C. Marioni and Oliver Stegle

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:111

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  14. Acute promyeloid leukemia (APL) is characterized by the oncogenic fusion protein PML-RARα, a major etiological agent in APL. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the role of PML-RARα in leukemogenesis ...

    Authors: Ping Wang, Zhonghui Tang, Byoungkoo Lee, Jacqueline Jufen Zhu, Liuyang Cai, Przemyslaw Szalaj, Simon Zhongyuan Tian, Meizhen Zheng, Dariusz Plewczynski, Xiaoan Ruan, Edison T. Liu, Chia-Lin Wei and Yijun Ruan

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:110

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  15. Unsupervised compression algorithms applied to gene expression data extract latent or hidden signals representing technical and biological sources of variation. However, these algorithms require a user to sele...

    Authors: Gregory P. Way, Michael Zietz, Vincent Rubinetti, Daniel S. Himmelstein and Casey S. Greene

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:109

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  16. Ubiquitously expressed CTCF is involved in numerous cellular functions, such as organizing chromatin into TAD structures. In contrast, its paralog, CTCFL, is normally only present in the testis. However, it is...

    Authors: Mayilaadumveettil Nishana, Caryn Ha, Javier Rodriguez-Hernaez, Ali Ranjbaran, Erica Chio, Elphege P. Nora, Sana B. Badri, Andreas Kloetgen, Benoit G. Bruneau, Aristotelis Tsirigos and Jane A. Skok

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:108

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  17. Tumors comprise a complex microenvironment of interacting malignant and stromal cell types. Much of our understanding of the tumor microenvironment comes from in vitro studies isolating the interactions betwee...

    Authors: Andrew J. Gentles, Angela Bik-Yu Hui, Weiguo Feng, Armon Azizi, Ramesh V. Nair, Gina Bouchard, David A. Knowles, Alice Yu, Youngtae Jeong, Alborz Bejnood, Erna Forgó, Sushama Varma, Yue Xu, Amanda Kuong, Viswam S. Nair, Rob West…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:107

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  18. RNA modifications play central roles in cellular fate and differentiation. However, the machinery responsible for placing, removing, and recognizing more than 170 RNA modifications remains largely uncharacteri...

    Authors: Oguzhan Begik, Morghan C. Lucas, Huanle Liu, Jose Miguel Ramirez, John S. Mattick and Eva Maria Novoa

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:97

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  19. Single-cell RNA-seq (scRNA-seq) is emerging as a powerful tool to dissect cell-specific effects of drug treatment in complex tissues. This application requires high levels of precision, robustness, and quantit...

    Authors: Brenda Marquina-Sanchez, Nikolaus Fortelny, Matthias Farlik, Andhira Vieira, Patrick Collombat, Christoph Bock and Stefan Kubicek

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:106

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  20. Polyploidy is ubiquitous in eukaryotic plant and fungal lineages, and it leads to the co-existence of several copies of similar or related genomes in one nucleus. In plants, polyploidy is considered a major fa...

    Authors: Lorenzo Concia, Alaguraj Veluchamy, Juan S. Ramirez-Prado, Azahara Martin-Ramirez, Ying Huang, Magali Perez, Severine Domenichini, Natalia Y. Rodriguez Granados, Soonkap Kim, Thomas Blein, Susan Duncan, Clement Pichot, Deborah Manza-Mianza, Caroline Juery, Etienne Paux, Graham Moore…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:104

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  21. There is an increasing demand for accurate and fast metagenome classifiers that can not only identify bacteria, but all members of a microbial community. We used a recently developed concept in read mapping to...

    Authors: Vanessa R. Marcelino, Philip T. L. C. Clausen, Jan P. Buchmann, Michelle Wille, Jonathan R. Iredell, Wieland Meyer, Ole Lund, Tania C. Sorrell and Edward C. Holmes

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:103

    Content type: Software

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  22. Repeat expansions are responsible for over 40 monogenic disorders, and undoubtedly more pathogenic repeat expansions remain to be discovered. Existing methods for detecting repeat expansions in short-read sequ...

    Authors: Egor Dolzhenko, Mark F. Bennett, Phillip A. Richmond, Brett Trost, Sai Chen, Joke J. F. A. van Vugt, Charlotte Nguyen, Giuseppe Narzisi, Vladimir G. Gainullin, Andrew M. Gross, Bryan R. Lajoie, Ryan J. Taft, Wyeth W. Wasserman, Stephen W. Scherer, Jan H. Veldink, David R. Bentley…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:102

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  23. The REPIC (RNA EPItranscriptome Collection) database records about 10 million peaks called from publicly available m6A-seq and MeRIP-seq data using our unified pipeline. These data were collected from 672 samples...

    Authors: Shun Liu, Allen Zhu, Chuan He and Mengjie Chen

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:100

    Content type: Database

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  24. Influenza is a severe respiratory illness that continually threatens global health. It has been widely known that gut microbiota modulates the host response to protect against influenza infection, but mechanis...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Jin Hu, Jia-Wu Feng, Xiao-Tong Hu, Ting Wang, Wen-Xiao Gong, Kun Huang, Yi-Xiong Guo, Zhong Zou, Xian Lin, Run Zhou, Yu-Qi Yuan, An-Ding Zhang, Hong Wei, Gang Cao, Chen Liu…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:99

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  25. Accurate discovery of somatic variants is of central importance in cancer research. However, count statistics on discovered somatic insertions and deletions (indels) indicate that large amounts of discoveries ...

    Authors: Johannes Köster, Louis J. Dijkstra, Tobias Marschall and Alexander Schönhuth

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:98

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  26. Bulk chromatin motion has not been analyzed at high resolution. We present Hi-D, a method to quantitatively map dynamics of chromatin and abundant nuclear proteins for every pixel simultaneously over the entir...

    Authors: Haitham A. Shaban, Roman Barth, Ludmila Recoules and Kerstin Bystricky

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:95

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  27. The pairing of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing with massively parallel single-cell readouts now enables large-scale lineage tracing. However, the rapid growth in complexity of data from these assays has outpace...

    Authors: Matthew G Jones, Alex Khodaverdian, Jeffrey J Quinn, Michelle M Chan, Jeffrey A Hussmann, Robert Wang, Chenling Xu, Jonathan S Weissman and Nir Yosef

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:92

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  28. Cellular senescence, a permanent state of replicative arrest in otherwise proliferating cells, is a hallmark of aging and has been linked to aging-related diseases. Many genes play a role in cellular senescenc...

    Authors: Roberto A. Avelar, Javier Gómez Ortega, Robi Tacutu, Eleanor J. Tyler, Dominic Bennett, Paolo Binetti, Arie Budovsky, Kasit Chatsirisupachai, Emily Johnson, Alex Murray, Samuel Shields, Daniela Tejada-Martinez, Daniel Thornton, Vadim E. Fraifeld, Cleo L. Bishop and João Pedro de Magalhães

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:91

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  29. A critical step in uncovering rules of RNA processing is to study the in vivo regulatory networks of RNA binding proteins (RBPs). Crosslinking and immunoprecipitation (CLIP) methods enable mapping RBP targets ...

    Authors: Eric L. Van Nostrand, Gabriel A. Pratt, Brian A. Yee, Emily C. Wheeler, Steven M. Blue, Jasmine Mueller, Samuel S. Park, Keri E. Garcia, Chelsea Gelboin-Burkhart, Thai B. Nguyen, Ines Rabano, Rebecca Stanton, Balaji Sundararaman, Ruth Wang, Xiang-Dong Fu, Brenton R. Graveley…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:90

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  30. The soil environment is responsible for sustaining most terrestrial plant life, yet we know surprisingly little about the important functions carried out by diverse microbial communities in soil. Soil microbes...

    Authors: Yi Zhou, David R. Coventry, Vadakattu V. S. R. Gupta, David Fuentes, Andrew Merchant, Brent N. Kaiser, Jishun Li, Yanli Wei, Huan Liu, Yayu Wang, Shuheng Gan and Matthew D. Denton

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:89

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  31. Epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS), which seek the association between epigenetic marks and an outcome or exposure, involve multiple hypothesis testing. False discovery rate (FDR) control has been widel...

    Authors: Jinyan Huang, Ling Bai, Bowen Cui, Liang Wu, Liwen Wang, Zhiyin An, Shulin Ruan, Yue Yu, Xianyang Zhang and Jun Chen

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:88

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  32. We present TADsplimer, the first computational tool to systematically detect topologically associating domain (TAD) splits and mergers across the genome between Hi-C samples. TADsplimer recaptures splits and m...

    Authors: Guangyu Wang, Qingshu Meng, Bo Xia, Shuo Zhang, Jie Lv, Dongyu Zhao, Yanqiang Li, Xin Wang, Lili Zhang, John P. Cooke, Qi Cao and Kaifu Chen

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:84

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  33. Epigenetic modifications, including DNA methylation, play an important role in gene silencing and genome stability. Consequently, epigenetic dysregulation can cause several diseases, such as cancer, obesity, d...

    Authors: Takuro Horii, Sumiyo Morita, Shinjiro Hino, Mika Kimura, Yuko Hino, Hiroshi Kogo, Mitsuyoshi Nakao and Izuho Hatada

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:77

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  34. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) exhibit highly cell type-specific expression and function, making this class of transcript attractive for targeted cancer therapy. However, the vast majority of lncRNAs have not ...

    Authors: S. John Liu, Martina Malatesta, Brian V. Lien, Parna Saha, Shivani S. Thombare, Sung Jun Hong, Leslie Pedraza, Mark Koontz, Kyounghee Seo, Max A. Horlbeck, Daniel He, Harjus S. Birk, Miten Jain, Hugh E. Olsen, Mark Akeson, Jonathan S. Weissman…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:83

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  35. Recent efforts to describe the human epigenome have yielded thousands of epigenomic and transcriptomic datasets. However, due primarily to cost, the total number of such assays that can be performed is limited...

    Authors: Jacob Schreiber, Jeffrey Bilmes and William Stafford Noble

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:82

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  36. The human epigenome has been experimentally characterized by thousands of measurements for every basepair in the human genome. We propose a deep neural network tensor factorization method, Avocado, that compre...

    Authors: Jacob Schreiber, Timothy Durham, Jeffrey Bilmes and William Stafford Noble

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:81

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  37. Osteoporosis is a complex disease with a strong genetic contribution. A recently published genome-wide association study (GWAS) for estimated bone mineral density (eBMD) identified 1103 independent genome-wide...

    Authors: Benjamin H. Mullin, Jennifer Tickner, Kun Zhu, Jacob Kenny, Shelby Mullin, Suzanne J. Brown, Frank Dudbridge, Nathan J. Pavlos, Edward S. Mocarski, John P. Walsh, Jiake Xu and Scott G. Wilson

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:80

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  38. Non-coding variants have been shown to be related to disease by alteration of 3D genome structures. We propose a deep learning method, DeepMILO, to predict the effects of variants on CTCF/cohesin-mediated insu...

    Authors: Tuan Trieu, Alexander Martinez-Fundichely and Ekta Khurana

    Citation: Genome Biology 2020 21:79

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