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This volume contains the papers presented at the 10th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2006), which was held in Venice, Italy, on April 2-5, 2006. The RECOMB conference series was started in 1997 by Sorin Istrail, Pavel Pevzner and Michael Waterman. The table on p. VIII summarizes the history of the meetings. RECOMB 2006 was hosted by the University of Padova at the Cinema Palace of the Venice Convention Center, Venice Lido, Italy. It was organized by a committee chaired by Concettina Guerra. A special 10th Anniversary Program Committee was formed, by including the members of the Steering Committee and inviting all Chairs of past editions. The Program Committee consisted of the 38 members whose names are listed on a separate page. From 212 submissions of high quality, 40 papers were selected for presentation at the meeting, and they appear in these proceedings. The selection was based on reviews and evaluations produced by the Program Committee members as well as by external reviewers, and on a subsequent Web-based PC open forum. Following the decision made in 2005 by the Steering Committee, RECOMB Proceedings are published as a volume of Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), which is - edited by the founders of RECOMB. Traditionally, the Journal of Computational Biology devotes a special issue to the publication of archival versions of selected conference papers. RECOMB 2006 featured seven keynote addresses by as many invited spe- ers: Anne-Claude Gavin (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany), David Haussler (U- versity of California, Santa Cruz, USA), Ajay K. Royyuru (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA), David Sanko? (University of Ottawa, Canada), Michael S. Waterman (University of Southern California, USA), Carl Zimmer (Science Writer, USA), Roman A. Zubarev (Uppsala University, Sweden). The Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Computational Biology Lecture was given by Michael S. Wat- man. A special feature presentation was devoted to the 10th anniversary and is included in this volume.