Biomedical Informatics Insights: Special Collection on Precision and Individualized Medicine

Posted Thu, Jul, 20,2017

Please note that this Special Collection title has changed from "Approaches to Measuring the Interaction of Trait (Genetic) and State (Clinical) Data" to "Precision and Individualized Medicine"

Biomedical Informatics Insights is now accepting papers for a Special Collection on Precision and Individualized Medicine.

Please submit by December 31, 2017 to be considered.

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In 2015 President Obama announced a research initiative that aims to accelerate progress toward a new era of precision medicine. The aim of precision medicine is to develop innovative prevention and treatment strategies that take individual variability into account. Recent development of large-scale genome sequence data and computational tools for analyzing large sets of data has dramatically improved the prospect of applying this concept. Emerging evidence suggests that health practitioners can utilize patients’ genomic data to improve individualized care in clinical practice. For example, there is a rapidly growing expectation to incorporate genomic medicine into individualized patient care. Despite the numerous benefits, the challenges to integrate genomics into patient care are vast. In addition, it is still a mystery how to take advantage of rich data through clinical trials, electronic medical records, and other means.

This Special Collection will gather all studies related to approaches to utilizing trait (genetic) and state (clinical) data in practice. Submissions are invited to address the need for developing innovative methods that can potentially lead to significant advances in the precision and individualized medicine.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to: 


  • Practical applications of genomics for individualizing patient care
  • Applications for integrating genomics and pharmacogenomics to clinical practice
  • Strategies to overcome obstacles with implementing genomic medicine
  • Genomic technology applications, impact on health care delivery, and implications for patients and medical professionals
  • Predictive and prognostic genomic discoveries which impact the understanding of health and disease
  • Big data analysis including machine learning and data mining applications on genetics and clinical data 
  • Research and discoveries in precision and individualized medicine


Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Author Guidelines and Submission Guidelines. The complete manuscript should be submitted through Biomedical Informatics Insights Submission System. 

Submission Deadlines 

Abstract Submission Due: September 30, 2017 (abstracts are required, please email to:
Response: October 30, 2017
Paper Submission Due: December 30, 2017
First Review Notification: January 30, 2018
Revision Due: February 15, 2018
Final Notification: February 28, 2018 

Guest Editors 

Yanshan Wang, Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic,

Hongfang Liu, Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic,

Jun Chen, Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic,

Liwei Wang, Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic,

Yu-Huan Shih, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA,

Yanfeng Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 

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