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Editorial
What is the purpose of launching the World Journal of Medical Genetics
Hans van Bokhoven 
World J Med Genet 1(1):1-3. Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v1.i1.1
Overlap of genetic influences in phenotypes classically categorized as psychiatric vs medical disorders 
Richard C McEachin, James D Cavalcoli 
World J Med Genet 1(1):4-10. Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v1.i1.4
Observation
Research progress in the cell origin of basal cell carcinoma 
Dongsheng Gu, Jingwu Xie 
World J Med Genet 1(1):11-13. Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v1.i1.11
Guidelines For Basic Science
Genetic interactions in translational research on cancer 
Bingliang Fang 
World J Med Genet 1(1):14-22. Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v1.i1.14
Review
Genome-wide association studies: Where we are heading? 
Xiaoyi Gao, Todd L Edwards 
World J Med Genet 1(1):23-35. Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v1.i1.23