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Volume 19 Supplement 2

Selected articles from the 16th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2018): genomics


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

Yokohama, Japan15-17 January 2018

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Edited by Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen, Yasubumi Sakakibara and Yoshihiro Yamanishi

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    Authors: Po-Jung Huang, Chi-Ching Lee, Ling-Ya Chiu, Kuo-Yang Huang, Yuan-Ming Yeh, Chia-Yu Yang, Cheng-Hsun Chiu and Petrus Tang
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