JAMA Does Genomics

The Journal of the American Medical Association is seeking papers for an April 2013 theme issue on genomics and healthcare.

According to a call for submissions published in this week's issue, "for the purpose of the issue, genomics will be liberally interpreted to encompass investigations involving a holistic approach to understanding how genes and gene products interact with each other and the environment to result in health or disease."

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