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It provides a personalized learning center where individuals can monitor their programs, manage their credits and gain access to course blogs. New content will be added regularly to the ACMG Genetics Academy. The hugely well-known ACMG Genomics Case Conferences, which began in 2014, can be found in the Genetics Academy also. During each Genomic Case Conference a united group from a selected institution has presented and led discussions on intriguing, difficult or complex individual cases, with the goal of illustrating the adaptation of exome or genome sequencing technology in clinical treatment. Related StoriesMedUni Vienna experts discover genetic cause of a rare diseaseBaylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories licenses SNP probe technology from OGTNew medical trial on breast tumor may help treat and control disease We envision the ACMG Genetics Academy to become a trusted hub of education in the ever-changing field of genetics and genomic medication.In the aftermath of the latest scandals involving fake peer reviewers, many journals are determined to carefully turn off the reviewer-suggestion option on their manuscript-submission systems. But that move might not be enough, as the publisher Hindawi found out this past springtime. Although Hindawi doesn’t allow authors suggest reviewers for his or her manuscripts, it decided to examine the peer-review records for manuscripts submitted in 2013 and 2014 for possible fraud. The peer-review procedure used in Hindawi’s journals depends mainly on the expertise of its editorial board members and the guest editors of special issues, who are responsible for supervising the review of submitted manuscripts.5 Since the peer reviewers selected by the guest editors weren’t subject to any sort of independent verification, editors themselves could undermine the procedure in much the same way that authors or third-party agencies have done somewhere else: by creating fake reviewer identities and addresses from which they submitted reviews that are positive endorsing publication.