Read Our Latest Monthly Round Up
Explore our latest featured articles, reports, highlights and more
Genome Biology
About   How to Submit  
Editorial Board   Article Alerts

Dear Colleague,



Genome Biology is pleased to share with you our September content update, featuring journal news, top articles and our most recent table of contents.

Journal news


Check out Genome Biology’s latest special issue on Evolutionary Genomics, which contains research and methods from leading researchers in the field.

Genome Biology and BMC Biology are currently inviting submissions to their upcoming joint special issue on Microbiome Biology. The special issue, which is planned for the spring/early summer of 2019, will be guest edited by Rob Knight (UC San Diego, USA), Ruth Ley (MPI for Developmental Biology, Tuebingen, Germany), Elizabeth Grice (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Jeroen Raes (KU Leuven, Belgium).

Genome Biology
 and its sister journals BMC Biology and Genome Medicine now provide the opportunity for co-submissions, where authors submit a manuscript for joint consideration at two of these journals at the same time. Co-submissions provide a faster publication process, saving authors' time and avoiding the need for multiple submissions. You can learn more about co-submissions here.
Featured articles

Zhou et al

Chromatin dynamics in rice under starvation and submergence

Lu et al. identify a large number of histone sites that play roles in different conformational changes in response to external and internal signals. These combinations of changes are proposed to fine-tune gene expression for plant adaptation.

Marioni et al

Epigenetics reveals predictors of complex traits and death

McCartney et al. use DNA methylation (DNAm) and genetic predictors for predicting traits and diseases impacting mortality. Marioni et al. found DNAm predictors to correlate with lifestyle factors linked to health and mortality.

Ma et al

Colorectal cancer subtypes and their transcriptomes

By analysing co-expression patterns across multiple datasets of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) transcriptomes Ma et al. define continuously variable subtype scores of CRC transcriptomes that can be used to differentiate patient subgroups more precisely.

Table of contents


Genomic approaches for studying crop evolution

Schreiber, Stein and Mascher


Conservation of biodiversity in the genomics era

Supple and Shapiro

The advantage of parallel selection of domestication genes to accelerate crop improvement

Rendón-Anaya and Herrera-Estrella

The continuously evolving CRISPR barcoding toolbox
Gaj and Perez-Pinera

Insights from the 2018 Biology of Genomes meeting
Oak and Plon

Diverse model systems reveal common principles of meiosis
Borek and Marston



A comprehensive analysis of 195 DNA methylomes reveals shared and cell-specific features of partially methylated domains
Salhab et al.

Ankyrin domain encoding genes from an ancient horizontal transfer are functionally integrated into Nasonia developmental gene regulatory networks
Pers and Lynch

Manipulating plant RNA-silencing pathways to improve the gene editing efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9 systems

Mao et al.


Epigenetic prediction of complex traits and death

McCartney et al. 

Dynamics and functional interplay of histone lysine butyrylation, crotonylation, and acetylation in rice under starvation and submergence
Lu et al.


Continuity of transcriptomes among colorectal cancer subtypes based on meta-analysis

Ma et al.

Genes reveal traces of common recent demographic history for most of the Uralic-speaking populations

Tambets et al. 


All-in-one adeno-associated virus delivery and genome editing by Neisseria meningitidis Cas9 in vivo 
Ibraheim et al. 


Waves of chromatin modifications in mouse dendritic cells in response to LPS stimulation
Vandenbon et al. 


Origin of exon skipping-rich transcriptomes in animals driven by evolution in gene architecture

Grau-Bové, Ruiz-Trillo and Irimia

Reduced intrinsic DNA curvature leads to increased mutation rate
Duan et al.


Alternative splicing links histone modifications to stem cell fate decision

Xu et al. 


DNA methylation footprints during soybean domestication and improvement
Shen et al.

Mutational signature distribution varies with DNA replication timing and strand asymmetry
Tomkova et al.

Genome organization and chromatin analysis identify transcriptional downregulation of insulin-like growth factor signaling as a hallmark of aging in developing B cells

Koohy et al. 


Draft genome sequence of wild Prunus yedoensis reveals massive inter-specific hybridization between sympatric flowering cherries

Baek et al. 




ABLE: blockwise site frequency spectra for inferring complex population histories and recombination
Beeravolu et al. 


BayesCCE: a Bayesian framework for estimating cell-type composition from DNA methylation without the need for methylation reference
Rahmani et al. 


Cancer expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLS) can be determined from heterogeneous tumor gene expression data by modeling variation in tumor purity

Geeleher et al. 


Decreasing miRNA sequencing bias using a single adapter and circularization approach

Barberán-Soler et al.

Submit your research

Genome Biology is fully open access, giving high visibility to your work.

  • Ranked 2nd among research journals in the Genetics and Heredity category of the JCR* – the highest open access journal within the category

  • Dedicated to excellent author service – the status of your manuscript will be constantly monitored with handling editors proactively communicating updates

  • Global visibility – published articles achieve high visibility through our engaging homepage and press releases of papers. We also have a Facebook page with over 32,000 followers and a highly active Twitter account, which has over 55,000 followers


  Submit your research today  


Wondering how to fund open access?

We have compiled a list of more than 250 research funders and institutions worldwide that fund publication costs.

Discover the funding available to you and learn how you could benefit from our free open access funding support service.

  Learn more  
Follow us on:
Genome Biology on Twitter   Genome Biology on Facebook   BMC on YouTube   Linkedin

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018) 

This is how to ensure we´re always delivering our latest content to your inbox.

You have received this message as a result of opting in to hear from the journals or subject areas you've specified, BMC events, webinars and community news. To modify your subscription (including adding or removing subjects), click here.

Use this unsubscribe link to stop receiving any further messages from BMC.

For further information or enquiries please use our Contact page details.

BMC respects your privacy and does not disclose, sell or rent your personal information to any nonaffiliated third parties without your consent. Privacy Policy.

BioMed Central Ltd.
The Campus, 4 Crinan Street,
London, N1 9XW, 
United Kingdom
SpringerNature logo
©2018 BioMed Central | Part of Springer Nature