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BMC Medical Genetics

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Cross-pollination of research findings, although uncommon, may accelerate discovery of human disease genes

BMC Medical Genetics201213:114

Received: 26 April 2012

Accepted: 24 November 2012

Published: 28 November 2012

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
26 Apr 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kwang-Il Goh
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
8 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carlos Cano Gutierrez
15 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Dennis Wall
Resubmission - Version 5
15 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 5
24 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-13-114

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

The Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center