About Genes


Genes (ISSN 2073-4425) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to genes, genetics and genomics. It publishes reviews, research articles, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.


This journal covers all topics related to genes, genetics and genomics, including, but not limited to:

  • DNA and RNA;
  • Genetic code, gene structure, and gene expression;
  • Chromosomes, recombination and linkage, and genetic mapping;
  • Transcriptional regulation, noncoding and other RNAs;
  • Cloning, genetically modified organisms;
  • Human genetics, medical genetics, gene therapy, and precision medicine;
  • Population genetics, conservation genetics, phylogenomics, and phylogenetics;
  • Functional genomics;
  • Sequencing technologies and bioinformatics;
  • Breeding and genetic selection;
  • Genetic toxicology, pharmacogenetics, and pharmacogenomics;
  • Genome editing;
  • Epigenetic therapy;
  • Environmental mutagenesis;
  • Developmental genetics;
  • Cytogenomics.

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Articles published in Genes will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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