ISSN Print: 1949-4998

ISSN Online: 1949-5005


Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Genetic Disease


    Genetic Disease is a kind of disease that is caused by an abnormality in an individual's genome. The abnormality ranges from a discrete mutation in a single base in a single gene to a gross chromosome abnormality involving the addition or subtraction of an entire chromosome or set of chromosomes. Some genetic diseases are heritable, and are passed down from the parents’ genes, while other genetic diseases may be caused by acquired changes or mutations in a preexisting gene or groups of genes. Mutations occur either randomly or due to some environmental exposure. There are a number of different types of genetic diseases such as autosomal dominant or recessive disease, X-linked dominant or recessive disease, Y-linked disease, mitochondrial disease and so on. As an important disease on medical study, genetic disease has attracted more and more researchers recently.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original researches and review articles on exploring genetic disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Autosomal dominant disease and autosomal recessive disease
    • X-linked dominant disease and X-linked recessive disease
    • Y-linked genetic disease
    • Mitochondrial inherited disease
    • Multifactorial and polygenic (complex) genetic disease
    • Prognosis and treatment of genetic disease


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the Special Issueunder your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Genetic Disease should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Manuscript Due

    June 19th, 2014

    Publication Date

    August 2014


    Guest Editor:

    Dr. Philip D. Cotter

    University of California San Francisco, USA


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