Special Issue "Grand Celebration: 10th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)
Prof. Sir John Burn (Website)
1. Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Centre for Life, University of Newcastle, Newcastle NE1 3BZ, UK
2. Genetics Chair, National Institute of Health Research, Chief Medical Officer, QuantuMDx ltd, UK
Interests: clinical and cancer genetics; cancer chemoprevention; nanowire DNA diagnostics
Prof. Dr. James R. Lupski (Website)
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, 604B, MS BCM225, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
Fax: +1 713 798 5073
Interests: genomic disorders; genome rearrrangements; neurogenetics; genomics; human genetics; personal genome sequencing; medical genetics
Prof. Dr. Karen E. Nelson (Website)
President, J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Fax: +1 301 838 0208
Interests: microbiology; genomics; metagenomics; proteomics; trancriptomics; microbial physiology
Prof. Pabulo H. Rampelotto
Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Interests: biotechnology; next generation sequencing; metagenomics; molecular biology and biochemistry of microorganisms; extremophiles; grand challenges
In 1990, scientists began working together on one of the largest biological research projects ever proposed. The project proposed to sequence the 3 billion nucleotides in the human genome. The Human Genome Project took 13 years and was completed on April 2003 at a cost of approximately three billion dollars. It was a major scientific achievement that forever changed the understanding of our own nature. The sequencing of the human genome was in many ways a triumph for technology as much as it was for science. From the Human Genome Project powerful technologies have been developed (e.g. microarrays and next generation sequencing) and new branches of science have emerged (e.g. functional genomics and pharmacogenomics), paving new ways for advancing genomic research and medical applications of genomics in the 21th Century. The investigations have provided new tests and drug targets as well as insights into the basis of human development and diagnosis/treatment of cancer and several mysterious humans diseases. This genomic revolution is prompting a new era in medicine, which brings both challenges and opportunities. Parallel to the promising advances over the last decade, the study of the human genome has also revealed how complicated human biology is, and how much remains to be understood. The legacy of the understanding of our genome has just begun. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the essential completion of the Human Genome Project, Genes launched in April 2013 this special issue which will highlight the recent scientific breakthroughs on human genomics with a collection of papers written by authors who are leading experts in the field.
Prof. Dr. Karen E. Nelson
Prof. Sir John Burn
Prof. Dr. James R. Lupski
Mr. Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto
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- gene structure, expression and regulation
- molecular basis of human genetic disease
- genetics and genomics of model organisms for human diseases
- human genetics
- cancer genetics
- functional genomics
- stem cells in human genetics
- pharmacogenomics and gene therapy
- genetic and genomic technologies
- genomic medicine
- gene therapy and personal genomics