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The Ebola virus, a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus, causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever and is highly lethal. Histopathology and immunopathologic study of Ebola virus have revealed that histopathologic changes in skin tissue were mainly various degrees...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2959v1
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Colony counting to estimate colony forming units (CFUs) is a standard microbiology procedure used for determining the number of viable microbes in a system. Typically this process is done manually, which is time consuming, tedious, and sometimes error prone. Alternate...

["Microbiology","Medical Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2792v1
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Mutation processes differ between types of point mutation, genomic locations, cells, and biological species. For some point mutations, specific neighbouring bases are known to be mechanistically influential. Beyond these cases, numerous questions remain unresolved...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2236v3
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Resolving ethical and legal concerns is a time consuming but rarely insurmountable task when obtaining samples from biobanks. The BBMRI-LPC project has throughout its lifetime resolved numerous such issues and intense communication between involved researchers...

["Genomics","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2091v2
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Identification of appropriate reference genes (RGs) is critical to accurate data interpretation in quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) experiments. In this study, we have utilised next generation RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) to analyse the transcriptome of a panel of...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Dermatology","Oncology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2331v1
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Background : Fetal malformations and other structural abnormalities are relatively frequent findings in the course of routine prenatal ultrasonographic examination. Due to their considerable genetic and clinical heterogeneity, the underlying genetic cause is often...

["Genetics","Genomics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1811v1
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The scientific and medical community is reaching an era of inexpensive whole genome sequencing, opening the possibility of precision medicine for millions of individuals. Here we present tiling: a flexible representation of whole genome sequences that supports...

["Genomics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1426v1
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Transient Receptor Potential subfamily Melastatin member 8 (TRPM8) is involved in detection of cold temperature and different noxious compounds, execute thermo- as well as chemo-sensitive responses at cellular levels. Here we explored the molecular evolution of...

["Cell Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.440v1
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Pendred syndrome (PDS) and DFNB4 comprise a phenotypic spectrum of sensorineural hearing loss disorders that typically result from biallelic mutations of the SLC26A4 gene. Although PDS and DFNB4 are recessively inherited, sequencing of the coding regions and splice...

["Genetics","Medical Genetics","Otorhinolaryngology","Pathology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.275v1
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Pioneered by companies like 23andMe.com, deCODEme.com, and Navigenics.com, direct-to-consumer genetic testing refers to genetic tests that are marketed directly to consumers via television, print media, or the Internet. This kind of testing provides access to a...

["Genetics","Medical Genetics","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.242v1
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Purpose. To design and validate a prenatal chromosome microarray testing strategy that moves away from size-based detection thresholds, towards a more clinically relevant analysis, providing higher resolution than G-banded chromosomes but avoiding the detection...

["Medical Genetics","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.221v1
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Background. Natural selection operates on genetically influenced phenotypic variations that confer differential survival or reproductive advantages. Common diseases are frequently associated with increased mortality and disability and complex heritable factors...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Medical Genetics","Public health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.42v1
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