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New journal links to genetic database

A new genomics and systems biology journal will collaborate with an international, open access database to include a section devoted to publishing genetic datasets. linkurl:__Human Genomics and Proteomics__;http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/hgp/ (__HGP__) was officially launched Saturday (May 31) at a human genomics symposium in Barcelona by editor-in-chief, George Patrinos, a geneticist at Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands. The new journal is the first offering from SAGE

By | June 2, 2008

A new genomics and systems biology journal will collaborate with an international, open access database to include a section devoted to publishing genetic datasets. linkurl:__Human Genomics and Proteomics__;http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/hgp/ (__HGP__) was officially launched Saturday (May 31) at a human genomics symposium in Barcelona by editor-in-chief, George Patrinos, a geneticist at Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands. The new journal is the first offering from SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research, a linkurl:partnership;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53883/ designed to create a family of linkurl:open access;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/11/1/52/1/ journals between publishers linkurl:SAGE;http://www.sagepub.com/home.nav and linkurl:Hindawi.;http://www.hindawi.com/ __HGP__ will be linked to linkurl:FINDbase,;http://www.findbase.org/ a public, population-specific genetic database that charts mutations and their associated disorders in several countries around the world. "As the first journal with an affiliated database in this discipline, __HGP__ offers a unique opportunity to authors to open up access to their research to the widest possible community," Patrinos, the newly appointed joint editor-in-chief of the journal, said in a press release. __HGP__ will publish original research papers in linkurl:systems biology,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/home/53421/ human genomics, proteomics and personalized medicine. The journal will also accept submissions of genetic datasets alone, without a full manuscript, that will also be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, abstracted and featured in a dedicated section, called FINDbase datasets. The data will be available in PubMed and in FINDbase. "It's quite an exciting time to see where this goes," said a SAGE spokesperson, who said that the journal hopes to publish articles online in __HGP__ an average of six weeks after acceptance. The spokesperson called __HGP__ "a new opportunity to make the most of our existing community" of genetics and genomics researchers and said that the journal is making its first call for submissions this week. The SAGE-Hindawi partnership hopes to publish five to ten new titles every year, according to the spokesperson.

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Avatar of: Ellen Hunt

Ellen Hunt

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June 2, 2008

I know that there are quite a few researchers sitting on voluminous amounts of data they have collected. Microarray data for instance tends to be collected by labs that are good at the biology but not very good at analyzing the results. I am sure that quite a bit of data that would be useful is being lost. \n\nThe more this is done and scientists can get credit for producing data, the more the data can then be analyzed by biostatisticians and other scientists with good analytic skills.
Avatar of: DT Singh

DT Singh

Posts: 1

June 2, 2008

Fully concur with Ellen. A lot of valuable data is being generated around the world and there are also excellent algorithms to make sense of this voluminous microarray data. However, the gap between the availability of data and the implementation of the new algorithms always hindered the progress. Hope this gap will be minimized with such efforts.

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