Monthly Archives: August 2009

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome now publishing articles

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, the official journal of the Brazilian Diabetes Society (SBD), has launched with BioMed Central as the eighth addition to the Independent Journals Portfolio this year. Through reporting on basic research and clinical studies exploring any area of research into diabetes and metabolic syndrome, the journal hopes to provide a means of… Read more »


Mining for disease genes

Genomic data continue to accumulate at an ever-increasing rate, and the question of how best to exploit this for human disease research and therapy is critical.  Nicki Tiffin and colleagues discuss computational methods for efficient identification of disease-gene associations in “Linking genes to disease: it’s all in the data”, a Review article recently published in… Read more »


Disease risk is a family affair

“Musings on genome medicine: the value of family history”, a guest Musings article published this week in Genome Medicine, argues that genome sequencing will not supersede family history information in the assessment of disease risk any time soon. Professor Angus Clarke emphasizes that while the potential for access to complete genomic information from healthy individuals… Read more »