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Volume 16 Supplement 1

Selected articles from the 2nd International Genomic Medicine Conference (IGMC 2013): Genomics


Edited by Muhammad Abu-Elmagd, Ali Mobasheri and Jerry Shay

Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the indiviudal articles. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

2nd International Genomic Medicine Conference (IGMC 2013). Go to conference site.

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia24-27 November 2013

Related articles have been published in supplements to BMC Cancer, BMC Medical Genomics and BMC Proceedings.

  1. Investigations into novel biomarkers using omics techniques generate large amounts of data. Due to their size and numbers of attributes, these data are suitable for analysis with machine learning methods. A ke...

    Authors: Anna L Swan, Dov J Stekel, Charlie Hodgman, David Allaway, Mohammed H Alqahtani, Ali Mobasheri and Jaume Bacardit
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S2
  2. The contribution of genetic factors to the development of breast cancer in the admixed and consanguineous population of the western region of Saudi Arabia is thought to be significant as the disease is early o...

    Authors: Adnan Merdad, Mamdooh A Gari, Shireen Hussein, Shadi Al-Khayat, Hana Tashkandi, Jaudah Al-Maghrabi, Fatma Al-Thubaiti, Ibtessam R Hussein, Taha Koumosani, Nehad Shaer, Adeel G Chaudhary, Adel M Abuzenadah, Mohammed H Al-Qahtani and Ashraf Dallol
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S3
  3. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a clonal disorder of the blood forming cells characterized by accumulation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. Being a heterogeneous disease, AML ha...

    Authors: Asad Muhammad Ilyas, Sultan Ahmad, Muhammad Faheem, Muhammad Imran Naseer, Taha A Kumosani, Muhammad Hussain Al-Qahtani, Mamdooh Gari and Farid Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S5
  4. Whereas 40 % to 70 % of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) are characterized by a BRAF mutation (BRAFmut), unified biomarkers for the genetically heterogeneous group of BRAF wild type (BRAFwt) PTCs are not estab...

    Authors: Hans-Juergen Schulten, Reem Alotibi, Alaa Al-Ahmadi, Manar Ata, Sajjad Karim, Etimad Huwait, Mamdooh Gari, Khalid Al-Ghamdi, Faisal Al-Mashat, Osman Abdel Al-Hamour, Mohammad Hussain Al-Qahtani and Jaudah Al-Maghrabi
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S6
  5. Follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) and follicular adenoma (FA) are histologically closely related tumors and differential diagnosis remains challenging. RNA expression profiling is an es...

    Authors: Hans-Juergen Schulten, Zuhoor Al-Mansouri, Ibtisam Baghallab, Nadia Bagatian, Ohoud Subhi, Sajjad Karim, Hosam Al-Aradati, Abdulmonem Al-Mutawa, Adel Johary, Abdulrahman A Meccawy, Khalid Al-Ghamdi, Osman Abdel Al-Hamour, Mohammad Hussain Al-Qahtani and Jaudah Al-Maghrabi
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S7
  6. Breast cancer incidence rates are increasing at an alarming rate among Saudi Arabian females. Most molecular genetic discoveries on breast cancer and other cancers have arisen from studies examining European a...

    Authors: Adnan Merdad, Sajjad Karim, Hans-Juergen Schulten, Manikandan Jayapal, Ashraf Dallol, Abdelbaset Buhmeida, Fatima Al-Thubaity, Mamdooh A GariI, Adeel GA Chaudhary, Adel M Abuzenadah and Mohammed H Al-Qahtani
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S11
  7. We report a consanguineous couple that has experienced three consecutive pregnancy losses following the foetal ultrasound finding of short limbs. Post-termination examination revealed no skeletal dysplasia, bu...

    Authors: Christian R Marshall, Sandra A Farrell, Donna Cushing, Tara Paton, Tracy L Stockley, Dimitri J Stavropoulos, Peter N Ray, Michael Szego, Lynette Lau, Sergio L Pereira, Ronald D Cohn, Richard F Wintle, Adel M Abuzenadah, Muhammad Abu-Elmagd and Stephen W Scherer
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S12
  8. A central problem of computational metagenomics is determining the correct placement into an existing phylogenetic tree of individual reads (nucleotide sequences of varying lengths, ranging from hundreds to th...

    Authors: Alan Filipski, Koichiro Tamura, Paul Billing-Ross, Oscar Murillo and Sudhir Kumar
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S13
  9. Epilepsy is genetically complex neurological disorder affecting millions of people of different age groups varying in its type and severity. Copy number variants (CNVs) are key players in the genetic etiology ...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Naseer, Muhammad Faheem, Adeel G Chaudhary, Taha A Kumosani, Maha Mohsin Al-Quaiti, Mohammed M Jan, Hasan Saleh Jamal and Mohammad H Al-Qahtani
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S10
  10. Selection of the best oocyte for subsequent steps of fertilization and embryo transfer was shown to be the crucial step in human infertility treatment procedure. Oocyte selection using morphological criteria m...

    Authors: Mourad ASSIDI, Markus MONTAG and Marc-André SIRARD
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S9
  11. We have generated a series of isogenically derived immortalized human colonic epithelial cell (HCEC 1CT and HCEC 2CT) lines, including parental un-immortalized normal cell strains. The CDK4 and hTERT immortali...

    Authors: Lu Zhang, Sang Bum Kim, Gaoxiang Jia, Abdelbaset Buhmeida, Ashraf Dallol, Woodring E Wright, Albert J Fornace, Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Jerry W Shay
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S8
  12. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technologies have the capacity to sequence targeted regions or whole genomes of multiple nucleic acid samples with high coverage by sequencing millions of DNA fragments simu...

    Authors: Seung Bum Seo, Xiangpei Zeng, Jonathan L King, Bobby L Larue, Mourad Assidi, Mohamed H Al-Qahtani, Antti Sajantila and Bruce Budowle
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S4
  13. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide with less than a 6% 5-year survival rate. PDAC is associated with poor prognosis based on the late stage diagnosis...

    Authors: Joseph J LaConti, Evagelia C Laiakis, Anne Deslattes Mays, Ivana Peran, Sung Eun Kim, Jerry W Shay, Anna T Riegel, Albert J Fornace Jr and Anton Wellstein
    Citation: BMC Genomics 2015 16(Suppl 1):S1

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