Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, the leader and centenary full open access journal of Parasitology, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Latin America, is launching a new section for rapid scientific communication: Genome announcement and Highlights. This section is dedicated to publish new genome information from eukaryote parasites, virus, bacteria and vectors. Authors who wants a fast peer review and publication cycle for their research results covering new genome sequences, re-sequencing and comparative genome analysis as well as the expression pattern of genomes are invited to submitted papers under the short communication format. All submissions will immediately be checked out for compliance to Memorias editorial standards and then two associated editors for genome research will perform the peer review. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz is striving to provide an affordable and no cost publication vehicle to researchers throughout the world in the fields of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, especially the neglected tropical diseases, aimed to give a quick and widest possible audience to new genomic findings in these areas.