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Featured article: The beagle dog microRNA tissue atlas

miRNAs are involved in the post translational regulation of expression in many tissues. Looking at the expression patterns of miRNAs following tissue injury the role of miRNAs as tissue specific biomarkers was assessed in the beagle.


Featured article: Olfactory g-Protein coupled receptors in the Crown of Thorns starfish

Utilising transcriptomic analysis and electron microscopy, key elements of the Acanthaster planci ('Crown of thorns' starfish) olfactory system were identified and investigated.


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Aims and scope

BMC Genomics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of genome-scale analysis, functional genomics, and proteomics.


  • Matteo Pasini, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

  • Shane C Burgess, University of Arizona
  • Leonid Bystrkh, University of Groningen
  • Alexei Fedorov, University of Toledo
  • Gustavo Goldman, FCFRP-Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • Scott E Hemby, Wake Forest University
  • David Lightfoot, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Leonard Schalkwyk, King's College London
  • Jacqueline Smith, The Roslin Institute
  • Theo Smits, Zürich University for Applied Sciences
  • Stefan Wiemann, German Cancer Research Center

Leonid Bystrykh, Section Editor

Dr. Leonid V Bystrykh is senior scientist in the European research institute for the biology of aging, at University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. He became a Section Editor for BMC Genomics in 2016.

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The editors of BMC Genomics support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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