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  1. Frameworks that govern the development and application of novel products, such as the products of synthetic biology, should involve all those who are interested or potentially affected by the products. The gov...

    Authors: Andrew Stirling, K. R. Hayes and Jason Delborne

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 8):15

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 8

  2. The development and use of genetic technologies is regulated by countries according to their national laws and governance structures. Legal frameworks require comprehensive technical evidence to be submitted b...

    Authors: Geoff Turner, Camilla Beech and Lucia Roda

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 8):13

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 8

  3. Policy and management related to the release of organisms generated by emerging biotechnologies for pest management should be informed through public engagement. Regulatory decisions can be conceptually distin...

    Authors: Michael M. Burgess, John D. Mumford and James V. Lavery

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 8):12

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 8

  4. The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency recognizes that Africa is in a period of transition and that this demands exploring and harnessing safe advances made in science-based innovations in...

    Authors: Barbara Glover, Olalekan Akinbo, Moussa Savadogo, Samuel Timpo, Godwin Lemgo, Woldeyesus Sinebo, Sunday Akile, Silas Obukosia, Jeremy Ouedraogo, Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, Muffy Koch, Diran Makinde and Aggrey Ambali

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 8):11

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 8

  5. Universal Health Coverage (UHC)is central to the health Sustainable Development Goals(SDG). Working towards UHC is a powerful mechanism for achieving the right to health and promoting human development which i...

    Authors: Martin Okechukwu C. Ota, Doris Gatwiri Kirigia, Emil Asamoah-Odei, Pamela Suzanne Drameh-Avognon, Olushayo Olu, Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela, Joseph Waogodo Cabore and Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 7):8

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 7

  6. After publication of the original article [1], it was noticed one of the author’s Given Names was misspelled. Sarah Rich’s name was misspelled as Sara Rich. The author’s name is correctly presented in the auth...

    Authors: Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, Avni Amin, Brooke Ronald Johnson, Rajat Khosla, Leopold Ouedraogo, Triphonie Nkurunziza, Sarah Rich, Elizabeth Westley, Melissa Garcia, Harriet Birungi and Ian Askew

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12:7

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Proceedings 2018 12:5

  7. The Office of Dietary Supplements, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a...

    Authors: LaVerne L. Brown, Barbara Cohen, Derrick Tabor, Giovanna Zappalà, Padma Maruvada and Paul M. Coates

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 6):6

    Content type: Meeting Report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 6

  8. In April 2016, the Population Council, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, convened a regional meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, geare...

    Authors: Jill Thompson, Chi-Chi Undie, Avni Amin, Brooke Ronald Johnson, Rajat Khosla, Leopold Ouedraogo, Triphonie Nkurunziza, Sara Rich, Elizabeth Westley, Melissa Garcia, Harriet Birungi and Ian Askew

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 5):5

    Content type: Meeting report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 5

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Proceedings 2018 12:7

  9. Migrants and refugees face challenges accessing both healthcare and good social determinants of health in Malaysia. Participants at the “Migrant and Refugee Health in Malaysia workshop, Kuala Lumpur, 9-10 Nove...

    Authors: Nicola S. Pocock, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Chee Khoon Chan, Erwin Martinez Faller, Nicholas Harrigan, Veena Pillai and Kolitha Wickramage

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 4):4

    Content type: Meeting report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 4

  10. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare heterogenous condition that causes progressive suppurative lung disease, chronic rhinosinusitis, chronic otitis media, infertility and abnormal situs. ‘Better Experim...

    Authors: Florian Halbeisen, Claire Hogg, Mikkel C. Alanin, Zuzanna Bukowy-Bieryllo, Francisco Dasi, Julie Duncan, Amanda Friend, Myrofora Goutaki, Claire Jackson, Victoria Keenan, Amanda Harris, Robert A. Hirst, Philipp Latzin, Gemma Marsh, Kim Nielsen, Dominic Norris…

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2018 12(Suppl 2):1

    Content type: Meeting report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 12 Supplement 2

  11. Xavier University of Louisiana is a historically Black and Catholic university that is nationally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula. Approximately 73% of Xavi...

    Authors: Maryam Foroozesh, Marguerite Giguette, Kathleen Morgan, Kelly Johanson, Gene D’Amour, Tiera Coston and Clair Wilkins-Green

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):28

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  12. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) includes a Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the two signature, national NIH ini...

    Authors: Heather E. McCreath, Keith C. Norris, Nancy E. Calderόn, Dawn L. Purnell, Nicole M. G. Maccalla and Teresa E. Seeman

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):27

    Content type: Method

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  13. First-generation college graduates, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are gravely underrepresented in the health research workforce representing b...

    Authors: Guido G. Urizar Jr, Laura Henriques, Chi-Ah Chun, Paul Buonora, Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Gino Galvez and Laura Kingsford

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):26

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  14. The underrepresentation of minority students in the sciences constrains innovation and productivity in the U.S. The SF BUILD project mission is to remove barriers to diversity by taking a “fix the institution”...

    Authors: Mica Estrada, Alegra Eroy-Reveles, Avi Ben-Zeev, Teaster Baird Jr, Carmen Domingo, Cynthia A. Gómez, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Audrey Parangan-Smith and Leticia Márquez-Magaña

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):25

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  15. UMBC, a diverse public research university, “builds” upon its reputation in producing highly capable undergraduate scholars to create a comprehensive new model, STEM BUILD at UMBC. This program is designed to ...

    Authors: William R. LaCourse, Kathy Lee Sutphin, Laura E. Ott, Kenneth I. Maton, Patrice McDermott, Charles Bieberich, Philip Farabaugh and Philip Rous

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):24

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  16. Faced with decades of severe economic decline, the city of Detroit, Michigan (USA) is on the cusp or reinventing itself. A Consortium was formed of three higher education institutions that have an established ...

    Authors: Jeanne M. Andreoli, Andrew Feig, Steven Chang, Sally Welch, Ambika Mathur and Gary Kuleck

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):23

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  17. Effective mentorship is critical to the success of early stage investigators, and has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, and career satisfaction. The mission of the National Research M...

    Authors: Christine A. Sorkness, Christine Pfund, Elizabeth O. Ofili, Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, Maria Elena Zavala, Theresa Pesavento, Mary Fernandez, Anthony Tissera, Alp Deveci, Damaris Javier, Alexis Short, Paige Cooper, Harlan Jones, Spero Manson, Dedra Buchwald…

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):22

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  18. Unconscious bias and explicit forms of discrimination continue to pervade academic institutions. Multicultural and diversity training activities have not been sufficient in making structural and social changes...

    Authors: Carrie L. Saetermoe, Gabriela Chavira, Crist S. Khachikian, David Boyns and Beverly Cabello

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):21

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  19. As part of the NIH BUILD initiative to diversify the scientific workforce, the EXITO project is a large multi-institutional effort to provide comprehensive support and training for undergraduates from traditio...

    Authors: Dawn M. Richardson, Thomas E. Keller, De’ Sha S. Wolf, Adrienne Zell, Cynthia Morris and Carlos J. Crespo

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):19

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  20. Undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research typically work on a faculty member’s research project, conduct one distinct task (e.g., running gels), and, step by step, enhance their skills. ...

    Authors: Farin Kamangar, Gillian Silver, Christine Hohmann, Cleo Hughes-Darden, Jocelyn Turner-Musa, Robert Trent Haines, Avis Jackson, Nelson Aguila and Payam Sheikhattari

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):18

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  21. National reports call for improving America’s leadership in scientific research, accelerating degree attainments, and diversifying the scientific workforce to foster innovation. However, slow progress and pers...

    Authors: Sylvia Hurtado, Damani White-Lewis and Keith Norris

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):17

    Content type: Introduction

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  22. Preparing a successful research proposal is one of the most complex skills required of professional scientists, yet this skill is rarely if ever, taught. A major goal of the National Research Mentoring Network...

    Authors: Harlan P. Jones, Richard McGee, Anne Marie Weber-Main, Dedra S. Buchwald, Spero M. Manson, Jamboor K. Vishwanatha and Kolawole S. Okuyemi

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):16

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  23. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds training programs to increase the numbers and skills of scientists who obtain NIH research grants, but few programs have been rigorously evaluated. The sizeable re...

    Authors: Pamela L. Davidson, Nicole M. G. Maccalla, Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Lourdes Guerrero, Terry T. Nakazono, Shujin Zhong and Steven P. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):15

    Content type: Method

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  24. The NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) aims to increase the representation and success of underrepresented groups (URGs) in biomedical research by enhancing the training and career developme...

    Authors: Lourdes R. Guerrero, Jennifer Ho, Christina Christie, Eileen Harwood, Christine Pfund, Teresa Seeman, Heather McCreath and Steven P. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):14

    Content type: Method

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  25. Most postsecondary institutions in the state of Alaska (USA) have a broad mission to serve diverse students, many of whom come from schools in rural villages that are accessible only by plane, boat, or snowmob...

    Authors: Barbara E. Taylor, Arleigh J. Reynolds, Kathy E. Etz, Nicole M. G. MacCalla, Paul A. Cotter, Tiffany L. DeRuyter and Karsten Hueffer

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):13

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  26. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, BUILDing SCHOLARS was established at The University of Texas at El Paso with the goal of implementing, evaluating and sustaining a suite of institutional, f...

    Authors: Timothy W. Collins, Stephen B. Aley, Thomas Boland, Guadalupe Corral, Marc B. Cox, Lourdes E. Echegoyen, Sara E. Grineski, Osvaldo F. Morera and Homer Nazeran

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):12

    Content type: Original Paper

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 12

  27. Following the publication of the original supplement article [1], it was brought to our attention that the supplement title unfortunately contains an error: “Proceedings of the 16th Annual UT-KBRIN Bioinformat...

    Authors: Eric Rouchka

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11:20

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Proceedings 2017 11:9

  28. Authors: L. Leon Dent, Sammed N. Mandape, Siddharth Pratap, Jianan Dong, Jamaine Davis, Jennifer A. Gaddy, Kofi Amoah, Steve Damo, Dana R. Marshall, Jacob Jones, Toni Brandt, Gilberto Diaz, Qingguo Wang, Todd Gary, Ashwini Yenamandra, Marina Z. Ghattas…

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 9):9

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 9

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Proceedings 2017 11:20

  29. Persons of Hispanic/Latino descent may represent different ancestries, ethnic and cultural groups and countries of birth. In the U.S., the Hispanic/Latino population is projected to constitute 29% of the popul...

    Authors: M. Larissa Avilés-Santa, John Heintzman, Nangel M. Lindberg, Rafael Guerrero-Preston, Kenneth Ramos, Ana L. Abraído-Lanza, Jonca Bull, Adolph Falcón, Mary Ann McBurnie, Ernest Moy, George Papanicolaou, Ileana L. Piña, Jennifer Popovic, Shakira F. Suglia and Miguel A. Vázquez

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 11):11

    Content type: Meeting Report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 11

  30. The 5th CIHLMU Infectious Disease Symposium, Munich, Germany, March 12, 2016 brought together Tuberculosis Experts from developed and low middle-income countries to discuss the control of drug resistance Tubercul...

    Authors: Celso Khosa, Krutarth Patel, Karlygash Abdiyeva, Nurkeldi Turebekov, Bettina Prüller and Norbert Heinrich

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 10):0

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 10

  31. Given the steady rise of overdose morbidity and mortality in North America, and increasing frequency of sudden clusters of non-fatal and fatal overdoses in other jurisdictions, regional preparedness plans to r...

    Authors: Kieran Michael Moore, Nicholas Papadomanolakis-Pakis, Adrienne Hansen-Taugher, Tianxiu H. Guan, Brian Schwartz, Paula Stewart, Pamela Leece and Richard Bochenek

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 7):8

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 7

  32. In October 2016, the Global Healthcare Policy and Management Forum was held at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. The goal of the forum was to discuss the role of the state in regulating and supporting the...

    Authors: Valorie A. Crooks, Meghann Ormond and Ki Nam Jin

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 8):6

    Content type: Meeting Report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 8

  33. Authors: Andrea Teti, Lars Gabrys, Thomas Ziese, Christa Scheidt-Nave, Christin Heidemann, Lars Gabrys, Christian Schmidt, Andrea Teti, Ingrid-Katharina Wolf, Yong Du, Rebecca Paprott, Jens Baumert, Thomas Ziese, Christa Scheidt-Nave, Edward W. Gregg, Linda Geiss…

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 3):3

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  34. The fifth annual meeting of the African cholera surveillance network (Africhol) took place on 10–11 June 2015 in Lomé, Togo. Together with international partners, representatives from the 11 member countries -...

    Authors: Aline Munier, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Delphine Sauvageot, Raymond B. Mhlanga, Léonard Heyerdahl, Johara Nadri, Richard Wood, Issaka Ouedraogo, Alexandre Blake, Laurent Akilimali Mukelenge, Jean-Claude B. Anné, Abiba Banla Kere, Lucienne Dempouo, Sakoba Keita, José P. M. Langa, Issa Makumbi…

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 1):2

    Content type: Meeting Report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 1

  35. Vaccination is a complex ecosystem with several components that interact with one another and with the environment. Today’s vaccine ecosystem is defined by the pursuit of polio eradication, the drive to get as...

    Authors: Mitra Saadatian-Elahi, David Bloom, Stanley Plotkin, Valentina Picot, Jacques Louis and Michael Watson

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 2):1

    Content type: Meeting Report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 2

  36. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare heterogenous condition that causes progressive suppurative lung disease, chronic rhinosinusitis, chronic otitis media, infertility and abnormal situs. ‘Better Experim...

    Authors: Bruna Rubbo, Laura Behan, Eleonora Dehlink, Myrofora Goutaki, Claire Hogg, Panayiotis Kouis, Claudia E. Kuehni, Philipp Latzin, Kim Nielsen, Dominic Norris, Sylvia Nyilas, Mareike Price and Jane S. Lucas

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 9):66

    Content type: Meeting report

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 9

  37. Several variants have been implicated earlier on ULK4 and MAP4 genes on chromosome 3 to be associated with hypertension. As a natural follow-up step, we explore association of haplotypes in those genes. We consid...

    Authors: Ananda S. Datta, Yuan Zhang, Lei Zhang and Swati Biswas

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):44

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 7

  38. Advances in whole genome sequencing have enabled the investigation of rare variants, which could explain some of the missing heritability that genome-wide association studies are unable to detect. Most methods...

    Authors: Burcu F. Darst and Corinne D. Engelman

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):46

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 7

  39. A central goal in the biomedical and biological sciences is to link variation in quantitative traits to locations along the genome (single nucleotide polymorphisms). Sequencing technology has rapidly advanced ...

    Authors: Katherine L. Thompson and David W. Fardo

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):43

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 7

  40. Although many genes have been implicated as hypertension candidates, to date, few studies have integrated different types of genomic data for the purpose of biomarker selection.

    Authors: Hongbao Cao, Wei Guo, Haide Qin, Mengyuan Xu, Benjamin Lehrman, Yu Tao and Yin-Yao Shugart

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):40

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 7

  41. The incorporation of longitudinal data into genetic epidemiological studies has the potential to provide valuable information regarding the effect of time on complex disease etiology. Yet, the majority of rese...

    Authors: Phillip E. Melton, Juan M. Peralta and Laura Almasy

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):30

    Content type: Proceedings

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  42. With the development of the next-generation sequencing technology, the influence of rare variants on complex disease has gathered increasing attention. In this paper, we propose a clustering-based approach, th...

    Authors: Rui Sun, Qiao Deng, Inchi Hu, Benny Chung-Ying Zee and Maggie Haitian Wang

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):24

    Content type: Proceedings

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  43. Current rare-variant, gene-based tests of association often suffer from a lack of statistical power to detect genotype–phenotype associations as a result of a lack of prior knowledge of genetic disease models ...

    Authors: Alden Green, Kaitlyn Cook, Kelsey Grinde, Alessandra Valcarcel and Nathan Tintle

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2016 10(Suppl 7):23

    Content type: Proceedings

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 7

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