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  1. Reconstructing genomic segments from metagenomics data is a highly complex task. In addition to general challenges, such as repeats and sequencing errors, metagenomic assembly needs to tolerate the uneven dept...

    Authors: Jay Ghurye, Todd Treangen, Marcus Fedarko, W. Judson Hervey IV and Mihai Pop

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:174

    Content type: Method

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  2. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. Enhanced understanding of causal pathways, pathogenesis, and sequelae of diarrhea is urgently needed. Although the gut microbiota...

    Authors: Nicholas Rhoades, Tasha Barr, Sara Hendrickson, Kamm Prongay, Andrew Haertel, Leanne Gill, Laura Garzel, Katrine Whiteson, Mark Slifka and Ilhem Messaoudi

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:173

    Content type: Research

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  3. Circadian rhythms modulate growth and development in all organisms through interlocking transcriptional-translational feedback loops. The transcriptional loop involves chromatin modifications of central circad...

    Authors: Qingxin Song, Tien-Yu Huang, Helen H. Yu, Atsumi Ando, Paloma Mas, Misook Ha and Z. Jeffrey Chen

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:170

    Content type: Research

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  4. The combination of experimental evolution with whole-genome resequencing of pooled individuals, also called evolve and resequence (E&R) is a powerful approach to study the selection processes and to infer the ...

    Authors: Christos Vlachos, Claire Burny, Marta Pelizzola, Rui Borges, Andreas Futschik, Robert Kofler and Christian Schlötterer

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:169

    Content type: Research

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  5. The classical genetic model of colorectal cancer presents APC mutations as the earliest genomic alterations, followed by KRAS and TP53 mutations. However, the timing and relative order of clonal expansion and oth...

    Authors: Lixing Yang, Su Wang, Jake June-Koo Lee, Semin Lee, Eunjung Lee, Eve Shinbrot, David A. Wheeler, Raju Kucherlapati and Peter J. Park

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:168

    Content type: Research

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  6. The CRISPR/Cas system is a highly specific genome editing tool capable of distinguishing alleles differing by even a single base pair. Target sites might carry genetic variations that are not distinguishable b...

    Authors: Kathleen C. Keough, Svetlana Lyalina, Michael P. Olvera, Sean Whalen, Bruce R. Conklin and Katherine S. Pollard

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:167

    Content type: Method

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  7. Epigenetic clocks are mathematical models that predict the biological age of an individual using DNA methylation data and have emerged in the last few years as the most accurate biomarkers of the aging process...

    Authors: Daniel E. Martin-Herranz, Erfan Aref-Eshghi, Marc Jan Bonder, Thomas M. Stubbs, Sanaa Choufani, Rosanna Weksberg, Oliver Stegle, Bekim Sadikovic, Wolf Reik and Janet M. Thornton

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:146

    Content type: Research

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  8. To fully utilize the power of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) technologies for identifying cell lineages and bona fide transcriptional signals, it is necessary to combine data from multiple experiments....

    Authors: Tongxin Wang, Travis S. Johnson, Wei Shao, Zixiao Lu, Bryan R. Helm, Jie Zhang and Kun Huang

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:165

    Content type: Method

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  9. Bioinformaticians and biologists rely increasingly upon workflows for the flexible utilization of the many life science tools that are needed to optimally convert data into knowledge. We outline a pan-European...

    Authors: Jon Ison, Hans Ienasescu, Piotr Chmura, Emil Rydza, Hervé Ménager, Matúš Kalaš, Veit Schwämmle, Björn Grüning, Niall Beard, Rodrigo Lopez, Severine Duvaud, Heinz Stockinger, Bengt Persson, Radka Svobodová Vařeková, Tomáš Raček, Jiří Vondrášek…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:164

    Content type: Open Letter

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  10. Like many bacteria, Vibrio cholerae deploys a harpoon-like type VI secretion system (T6SS) to compete against other microbes in environmental and host settings. The T6SS punctures adjacent cells and delivers toxi...

    Authors: Cristian V. Crisan, Aroon T. Chande, Kenneth Williams, Vishnu Raghuram, Lavanya Rishishwar, Gabi Steinbach, Samit S. Watve, Peter Yunker, I. King Jordan and Brian K. Hammer

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:163

    Content type: Research

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  11. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the Availability of data and materials section required updating. The updated text reads as follows:

    Authors: Baosheng Wang, Julius P. Mojica, Nadeesha Perera, Cheng-Ruei Lee, John T. Lovell, Aditi Sharma, Catherine Adam, Anna Lipzen, Kerrie Barry, Daniel S. Rokhsar, Jeremy Schmutz and Thomas Mitchell-Olds

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:161

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Genome Biology 2019 20:126

  12. Following publication of the original article [1], the following error was reported: The actin control panel in Fig. 3 of this paper is reproduced from Fig. 7 of Touré et al, 2004 [2] by kind permission of the...

    Authors: Aminata Touré, Emily J. Clemente, Peter J. I. Ellis, Shantha K. Mahadevaiah, Obah A. Ojarikre, Penny A. F. Ball, Louise Reynard, Kate L. Loveland, Paul S. Burgoyne and Nabeel A. Affara

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:160

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Genome Biology 2005 6:R102

  13. The use of the human reference genome has shaped methods and data across modern genomics. This has offered many benefits while creating a few constraints. In the following opinion, we outline the history, prop...

    Authors: Sara Ballouz, Alexander Dobin and Jesse A. Gillis

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:159

    Content type: Opinion

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  14. Chromatin provides a tunable platform for gene expression control. Besides the well-studied core nucleosome, H1 linker histones are abundant chromatin components with intrinsic potential to influence chromatin...

    Authors: Kinga Rutowicz, Maciej Lirski, Benoît Mermaz, Gianluca Teano, Jasmin Schubert, Imen Mestiri, Magdalena A. Kroteń, Tohnyui Ndinyanka Fabrice, Simon Fritz, Stefan Grob, Christoph Ringli, Lusik Cherkezyan, Fredy Barneche, Andrzej Jerzmanowski and Célia Baroux

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:157

    Content type: Research

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  15. We describe a highly sensitive, quantitative, and inexpensive technique for targeted sequencing of transcript cohorts or genomic regions from thousands of bulk samples or single cells in parallel. Multiplexing...

    Authors: Fatma Uzbas, Florian Opperer, Can Sönmezer, Dmitry Shaposhnikov, Steffen Sass, Christian Krendl, Philipp Angerer, Fabian J. Theis, Nikola S. Mueller and Micha Drukker

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:155

    Content type: Method

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  16. We develop a metagenomic data analysis pipeline, MicroPro, that takes into account all reads from known and unknown microbial organisms and associates viruses with complex diseases. We utilize MicroPro to anal...

    Authors: Zifan Zhu, Jie Ren, Sonia Michail and Fengzhu Sun

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:154

    Content type: Software

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Genome Biology 2019 20:214

  17. We describe a method that adds long-read sequencing to a mix of technologies used to assemble a highly complex cattle rumen microbial community, and provide a comparison to short read-based methods. Long-read ...

    Authors: Derek M. Bickhart, Mick Watson, Sergey Koren, Kevin Panke-Buisse, Laura M. Cersosimo, Maximilian O. Press, Curtis P. Van Tassell, Jo Ann S. Van Kessel, Bradd J. Haley, Seon Woo Kim, Cheryl Heiner, Garret Suen, Kiranmayee Bakshy, Ivan Liachko, Shawn T. Sullivan, Phillip R. Myer…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:153

    Content type: Method

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  18. Jacob and Speed did not identify even a single example of a ‘150-gene-set’ that was statistically significant at classifying Alzheimer’s disease (AD) samples, or age in independent studies. We attempt to clari...

    Authors: James A. Timmons, Iain J. Gallagher, Sanjana Sood, Bethan Phillips, Hannah Crossland, Robert Howard, William E. Kraus and Philip J. Atherton

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:152

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The Research to this article has been published in Genome Biology 2015 16:185

  19. In multicellular organisms, alternative splicing is central to tissue differentiation and identity. Unicellular protists lack multicellular tissue but differentiate into variable cell types during their life c...

    Authors: Lee M. Yeoh, Christopher D. Goodman, Vanessa Mollard, Emma McHugh, V. Vern Lee, Angelika Sturm, Anton Cozijnsen, Geoffrey I. McFadden and Stuart A. Ralph

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:151

    Content type: Research

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  20. The human reference genome is still incomplete, especially for those population-specific or individual-specific regions, which may have important functions. Here, we developed a HUman Pan-genome ANalysis (HUPA...

    Authors: Zhongqu Duan, Yuyang Qiao, Jinyuan Lu, Huimin Lu, Wenmin Zhang, Fazhe Yan, Chen Sun, Zhiqiang Hu, Zhen Zhang, Guichao Li, Hongzhuan Chen, Zhen Xiang, Zhenggang Zhu, Hongyu Zhao, Yingyan Yu and Chaochun Wei

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:149

    Content type: Method

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  21. The number of reported examples of chromatin architecture alterations involved in the regulation of gene transcription and in disease is increasing. However, no genome-wide testing has been performed to assess...

    Authors: Michal Sadowski, Agnieszka Kraft, Przemyslaw Szalaj, Michal Wlasnowolski, Zhonghui Tang, Yijun Ruan and Dariusz Plewczynski

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:148

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Genome Biology 2019 20:188

  22. The CRISPR/Cas9 system is unable to edit all targetable genomic sites with full efficiency in vivo. We show that Cas9-mediated editing is more efficient in open chromatin regions than in closed chromatin regio...

    Authors: Guanwen Liu, Kangquan Yin, Qianwei Zhang, Caixia Gao and Jin-Long Qiu

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:145

    Content type: Method

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  23. Alignment-free (AF) sequence comparison is attracting persistent interest driven by data-intensive applications. Hence, many AF procedures have been proposed in recent years, but a lack of a clearly defined be...

    Authors: Andrzej Zielezinski, Hani Z. Girgis, Guillaume Bernard, Chris-Andre Leimeister, Kujin Tang, Thomas Dencker, Anna Katharina Lau, Sophie Röhling, Jae Jin Choi, Michael S. Waterman, Matteo Comin, Sung-Hou Kim, Susana Vinga, Jonas S. Almeida, Cheong Xin Chan, Benjamin T. James…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:144

    Content type: Research

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  24. While genetic relatedness, usually manifested as segments identical by descent (IBD), is ubiquitous in modern large biobanks, current IBD detection methods are not efficient at such a scale. Here, we describe ...

    Authors: Ardalan Naseri, Xiaoming Liu, Kecong Tang, Shaojie Zhang and Degui Zhi

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:143

    Content type: Method

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  25. We develop CellSIUS (Cell Subtype Identification from Upregulated gene Sets) to fill a methodology gap for rare cell population identification for scRNA-seq data. CellSIUS outperforms existing algorithms for s...

    Authors: Rebekka Wegmann, Marilisa Neri, Sven Schuierer, Bilada Bilican, Huyen Hartkopf, Florian Nigsch, Felipa Mapa, Annick Waldt, Rachel Cuttat, Max R. Salick, Joe Raymond, Ajamete Kaykas, Guglielmo Roma and Caroline Gubser Keller

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:142

    Content type: Method

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  26. The long introns of mammals are pools of evolutionary potential due to the multiplicity of sequences that permit the acquisition of novel exons. However, the permissibility of genes to this type of acquisition...

    Authors: Nesli Avgan, Juli I. Wang, Javier Fernandez-Chamorro and Robert J. Weatheritt

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:141

    Content type: Research

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  27. Despite continual progress in the identification and characterization of trait- and disease-associated variants that disrupt transcription factor (TF)-DNA binding, little is known about the distribution of TF ...

    Authors: Shan Li, Evgeny Z. Kvon, Axel Visel, Len A. Pennacchio and Ivan Ovcharenko

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:140

    Content type: Research

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  28. Bread wheat is an allohexaploid species with a 16-Gb genome that has large intergenic regions, which presents a big challenge for pinpointing regulatory elements and further revealing the transcriptional regul...

    Authors: Zijuan Li, Meiyue Wang, Kande Lin, Yilin Xie, Jingyu Guo, Luhuan Ye, Yili Zhuang, Wan Teng, Xiaojuan Ran, Yiping Tong, Yongbiao Xue, Wenli Zhang and Yijing Zhang

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:139

    Content type: Research

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  29. Methylation datasets are affected by innumerable sources of variability, both biological (cell-type composition, genetics) and technical (batch effects). Here, we propose a reference-free method based on spars...

    Authors: Mike Thompson, Zeyuan Johnson Chen, Elior Rahmani and Eran Halperin

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:138

    Content type: Method

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  30. Systems for CRISPR-based combinatorial perturbation of two or more genes are emerging as powerful tools for uncovering genetic interactions. However, systematic identification of these relationships is complic...

    Authors: Mahdi Zamanighomi, Sidharth S. Jain, Takahiro Ito, Debjani Pal, Timothy P. Daley and William R. Sellers

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:137

    Content type: Method

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  31. Bread wheat is one of the most important and broadly studied crops. However, due to the complexity of its genome and incomplete genome collection of wild populations, the bread wheat genome landscape and domes...

    Authors: Hong Cheng, Jing Liu, Jia Wen, Xiaojun Nie, Luohao Xu, Ningbo Chen, Zhongxing Li, Qilin Wang, Zhuqing Zheng, Ming Li, Licao Cui, Zihua Liu, Jianxin Bian, Zhonghua Wang, Shengbao Xu, Qin Yang…

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:136

    Content type: Research

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  32. The importance of cell type-specific epigenetic variation of non-coding regions in neuropsychiatric disorders is increasingly appreciated, yet data from disease brains are conspicuously lacking. We generate ce...

    Authors: Isabel Mendizabal, Stefano Berto, Noriyoshi Usui, Kazuya Toriumi, Paramita Chatterjee, Connor Douglas, Iksoo Huh, Hyeonsoo Jeong, Thomas Layman, Carol A. Tamminga, Todd M. Preuss, Genevieve Konopka and Soojin V. Yi

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:135

    Content type: Research

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  33. We present SMURF-seq, a protocol to efficiently sequence short DNA molecules on a long-read sequencer by randomly ligating them to form long molecules. Applying SMURF-seq using the Oxford Nanopore MinION yield...

    Authors: Rishvanth K. Prabakar, Liya Xu, James Hicks and Andrew D. Smith

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:134

    Content type: Method

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  34. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified hundreds of loci associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. Many of these loci are not linked to traditional r...

    Authors: Simon Lalonde, Valérie-Anne Codina-Fauteux, Sébastian Méric de Bellefon, Francis Leblanc, Mélissa Beaudoin, Marie-Michelle Simon, Rola Dali, Tony Kwan, Ken Sin Lo, Tomi Pastinen and Guillaume Lettre

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:133

    Content type: Research

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  35. CRISPR-based nucleic acid detection methods are reported to facilitate rapid and sensitive DNA detection. However, precise DNA detection at the single-base resolution and its wide applications including high-f...

    Authors: Fei Teng, Lu Guo, Tongtong Cui, Xin-Ge Wang, Kai Xu, Qingqin Gao, Qi Zhou and Wei Li

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:132

    Content type: Short Report

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  36. For species survival, the germline must faithfully transmit genetic information to the progeny. Transposable elements (TEs) constitute a significant threat to genome stability due to their mobility. In the met...

    Authors: Céline Duc, Marianne Yoth, Silke Jensen, Nolwenn Mouniée, Casey M. Bergman, Chantal Vaury and Emilie Brasset

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:127

    Content type: Research

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  37. Genomic variation is widespread, and both neutral and selective processes can generate similar patterns in the genome. These processes are not mutually exclusive, so it is difficult to infer the evolutionary m...

    Authors: Baosheng Wang, Julius P. Mojica, Nadeesha Perera, Cheng-Ruei Lee, John T. Lovell, Aditi Sharma, Catherine Adam, Anna Lipzen, Kerrie Barry, Daniel S. Rokhsar, Jeremy Schmutz and Thomas Mitchell-Olds

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:126

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Genome Biology 2019 20:161

  38. In computational biology and other sciences, researchers are frequently faced with a choice between several computational methods for performing data analyses. Benchmarking studies aim to rigorously compare th...

    Authors: Lukas M. Weber, Wouter Saelens, Robrecht Cannoodt, Charlotte Soneson, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Paul P. Gardner, Anne-Laure Boulesteix, Yvan Saeys and Mark D. Robinson

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:125

    Content type: Review

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  39. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported the following error in the name of the fourth author.

    Authors: Pierre Murat, Giovanni Marsico, Barbara Herdy, Avazeh T. Ghanbarian, Guillem Portella and Shankar Balasubramanian

    Citation: Genome Biology 2019 20:124

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Genome Biology 2018 19:229