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Sixty years of genome biology

W Ford Doolittle1, Peter Fraser2, Mark B Gerstein345, Brenton R Graveley6, Steven Henikoff7, Curtis Huttenhower89, Alicia Oshlack10, Chris P Ponting1112, John L Rinn13149, Michael C Schatz15, Jernej Ule1617, Detlef Weigel18 and George M Weinstock19

Author affiliations

1 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2, Canada

2 Nuclear Dynamics Laboratory, The Babraham Institute, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge CB22 3AT, UK

3 Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Yale University, Bass 432, 266 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

4 Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 266 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

5 Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

6 Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Institute for Systems Genomics, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA

7 Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-1024, USA

8 Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA

9 Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

10 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Australia

11 MRC Functional Genomics Unit, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT, UK

12 The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1HH, UK

13 Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

14 Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA

15 Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, USA

16 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge CB2 0QH, UK

17 Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK

18 Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, 72076, Germany

19 The Genome Institute, 4444 Forest Park Avenue, Campus Box 8501, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA

Citation and License

Genome Biology 2013, 14:113  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-4-113

Published: 25 April 2013


Sixty years after Watson and Crick published the double helix model of DNA's structure, thirteen members of Genome Biology's Editorial Board select key advances in the field of genome biology subsequent to that discovery.