Special Issues

Genes runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Genetics and Biomarkers of Neurodegeneration
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 483
Keywords: Alzheimer’ s disease; neurodegeneration; genetics; biomarkers; blood; CSF; neuroimaging; precision medicine; risk scores; therapeutics and prevention
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Genetic and Epigenetic Investigations into the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of the Metabolic Syndrome
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3403
Keywords: metabolic disorder; obesity; diabetes; hypertension; nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; genetic disorders; gene mutation and variants; single cell genetics; next-generation sequencing and genome analysis; epigenetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Discoveries in Sequencing Data Analysis
edited by Yuanyan Xiong and Mengbiao Guo
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1283
Keywords: sequencing data analysis; multi-omics data integration; biomarker identification; drug repurposing and drug response prediction; discoveries in immunology; cancer; and developmental biology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioinformatics)
Comparative Genomics of Human Pathogens
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 749
Keywords: comparative genomics; multiple sequence alignment; genotype– phenotype correlations; phylogenetic tree reconstruction; meta-analysis; public data; selection pressure analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Microbial Genetics and Genomics)
Alterations of Epigenetics and MicroRNAs in Cancer and Cancer Stem Cell
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 851
Keywords: cancer; epigenetics; microRNA; cancer stem cell
(This special issue belongs to the Section Epigenomics)
Molecular Mechanism Analysis of Important Traits and Breeding of New Breeds of Sheep
edited by and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3690
Keywords: sheep; molecular mechanism; molecular breeding; morphology; reproduction traits; growth and production traits; quality of mutton and milk; inherited disease; genome selection breeding
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Genetics of Muscular Disorders submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4162
Keywords: Genetics; Pathological mechanims; Rare variants; DNA and RNAseq; Bioinformatic; Ethical issues
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Cactaceae Genetics and Genomics
edited by Evandro Marsola de Moraes, Fernando Faria Franco, and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4869
Keywords: molecular markers; molecular phylogeny; phylogeography; phylogenomics; population genomics; transcriptomes; plastomes; genetic diversity; speciation; population genetics; macroevolution; conservation genetics; Cactaceae; molecular cytogenetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
Functional Genomics in Aquaculture submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 247
Keywords: functional genomics; aquaculture; gene editing; transcriptomics; epigenetics; bioinformatics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Statistical Analysis of Microbiome Data: From Methods to Application
edited by Yi-Juan Hu
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 172
Keywords: microbiome data analysis; statistical models; compositional analysis; community-level test; test of individual taxa; differentially abundant taxa; clustered data; presence-absence analysis; rarefaction; mediation analysis; multi-omics analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Technologies and Resources for Genetics)
Phylogeny and Genetic Diversity of Insects
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submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 893
Keywords: insects; phylogeny; genomics; evolution; systematics; diversity; genome; transcriptomes; mitochondrial genome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Genetics and Genomics of Sweet Potato
edited by Shaopei Gao and Mingku Zhu
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1321
Keywords: sweet potato; functional genomics; molecular biology; agricultural biotechnology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
Genetics and Genomics of Antimicrobial Resistance
edited by , and Cemil Kürekci
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | Viewed by 313
Keywords: antimicrobial resistance; molecular mechanisms; transmission mechanisms; mobile elements; microbial genomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Microbial Genetics and Genomics)
Frontiers in Horticultural Genetics and Breeding
edited by and Wei Li
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3455
Keywords: horticulture; fruit development; fruit quality improvement; stress response; gene function; molecular breeding
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
Genetics in Stickler Syndrome
edited by Martin Snead
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | Viewed by 256
Keywords: retinal detachment; collagen; giant retinal tear; COL2A1; COL11A1; COL9A1; COL9A2; COL9A3; stickler syndrome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
The Non-coding RNAs: Sequence, Structure and Function
edited by Deepak Koirala
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2517
Keywords: non-coding RNAs; RNA structure and dynamics; RNA modifications; biophysical methods of RNA structure determination; transcriptomics; RNA aptamers; ribozymes; riboswitches; RNA structure modeling and computation; RNA bioinformatics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioinformatics)
Gene Regulation of Development and Reproduction in Mammals
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submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1468
Keywords: mammals; gene; development; reproductive endocrinology; reproductive cycles; follicular development; oocyte; sperm; embryos; pregnancy; extracellular vesicles; stem cells
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Bioinformatics and Genetics of Human Diseases
edited by , Chao Chen and
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2770
Keywords: human disease  ; medical genetics  ; bioinformatics  ; candidate gene  ; genetic variants  ; multi-omics  ; genomics  ; sequencing  ; regulation  ; machine learning  ; functional genomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Systematic Analysis and Application of Omics Data in Animal Breeding
edited by Fuping Zhao, Zhe Zhang, Lingzhao Fang and Ruidong Xiang
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 607
Keywords: omics data; genomic prediction; pig genome; quantitative genetics; population genetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioinformatics)
Molecular Basis of Rare Diseases
edited by Jair Tenorio and
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2927
Keywords: human genetics; rare diseases; next generation serquencing; massive paralleled sequencing; genomic medicine; whole genome sequencing; whole exome sequencing; diseases ontologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Genetic and Epigenetic Contributions to Hypertension and Blood Pressure Response to Interventions
edited by Donna K. Arnett
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 434
Keywords: hypertension  ; genomics  ; epigenetics  ; metabolomics  ; pharmacogenetics  ; blood pressure  ; target organ damage
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Effect of Toxicants on Oocyte Quality and Embryo Development
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submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1620
Keywords: endocrine disrupting compounds; recreational and therapeutic drugs; genomic and epigenetic modifications; transcriptome; gene expression; maternal embryonic transition; oxidative stress; preimplantation embryonic development; oocyte competence; oocyte maturation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Toxicogenomics)
Mechanisms of Replication of Damaged DNA
edited by Alena Makarova and Youri I. Pavlov
submission deadline 5 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2649
Keywords: DNA lesions; Replication; DNA translesion synthesis; Mutagenesis; DNA Repair; DNA polymerases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Study of Inherited Retinal Diseases
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submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 11529
Keywords: Inherited retinal diseases; Retinitis pigmentosa; Macular dystrophy; Cone dystrophy; Genotype; Gene therapy; Clinical trial; Imaging; Genetic mechanism; Genome editing; Phenotype
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms on Psoriasis
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submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 202
Keywords: psoriasis genetics; epigenetic mechanisms in psoriasis; psoriasis risk genes; psoriasis pathways; therapeutic targets; psoriasis and biologicals; NGS; whole-exome sequencing WES; whole-genome sequencing WGS; genomic analyses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Screens, Genes, and Phenotypes
edited by Shawn Burgess and Gaurav K. Varshney
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 778
Keywords: genetic screen; phenotype; gene editing; resources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Ophthalmic Genetics submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 7411
Keywords: Ophthalmic genetics; Inherited retinal disease; Genomics; Molecular biology; Retinal imaging; Clinical electrophysiology; Genotype-phenotype correlation; Clinical trials; Gene therapy; Stem cells
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Novel Omics Studies of Insects
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submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1431
Keywords: insects; honeybees; silkworm; ants; genome; proteome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Lipid Metabolism, Adipogenesis and Fat Tissue Metabolism: Gene Regulation submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 9655
Keywords: Lipid metabolism; Adipocytes; Adipogenesis; Gene expression; Energy homeostasis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Genetic Structure of World Animal Populations
edited by Tomasz Szwaczkowski and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 11841
Keywords: Conservation programs; Genetic diversity; Molecular markers; Local breeds; Pedigree analysis; Wild animal populations; Zoos
(This special issue belongs to the Section Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics)
Non-coding RNA in Plants
edited by Jun Yan and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1068
Keywords: non-coding RNA (ncRNA); miRNA; siRNA; long ncRNA; functional analysis; plants; plant development; abiotic stress; biotic stress; epigenetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Genetics and Genomics)
The Ins and Outs of miRNAs as Biomarkers submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6530
Keywords: circulating miRNAs; exosome miRNAs; blood derived miRNAs; saliva miRNAs; urine miRNAs; role in diagnosis and prognosis; disease biomarkers; theranostic biomarkers; cancer biomarkers; obesity/ weight loss; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; metabolic syndrome; aberrant miRNAs expression; anti-miR / miR-mimics; methods for miRNAs quantification; methods for miRNAs data analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section RNA)
Genetics of Eating Disorders submission deadline 17 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 295
Keywords: eating disorders (ED); anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; binge-eating disorder; GWAS; genetic variants; genetics– environment interaction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Progress in Non-viral Gene Transfer for Gene Therapy Applications submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 174
Keywords: Gene therapy; Non-viral vectors; Non-viral vector delivery; Plasmids; Transposons; Non-viral episomes; Insulators; Anchoring elements; S/MAR; Minicircle; NanoS/MAR; pFAR; Nuclear matrix; Nuclear architecture; Epigenetic factors; IR; β -globin Replicator
(This special issue belongs to the Section Technologies and Resources for Genetics)
Chromosome Evolution and Karyotype Analysis
edited by Nina S. Bulatova and
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2978
Keywords: chromosome  ; evolution; karyotype  ; cytogenetics  ; chromosomal rearrangements
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cytogenomics)
Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Epigenomics of Rare Cancers
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submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 347
Keywords: rare cancers; genomics; transcriptomics; epigenomics; clinicopathologic correlation; diagnostics; classification; disease models; advanced analyses; novel therapeutics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Bioinformatic Analysis of NGS Data
edited by and Pei Hao
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1460
Keywords: next generation sequencing; bioinformatic analysis; genomics; transcriptomics; epigenomics; NGS applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioinformatics)
Chromosome-Centric View of the Genome Evolution and Organization
edited by Vladimir Trifonov and
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 693
Keywords: genome organization; genome evolution; chromosome; chromosome rearrangements; chromatin; karyotype evolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cytogenomics)
Multiple Molecular Diagnoses in Rare Disease through Massive Parallel Sequencing Approach
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submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 532
Keywords: dual molecular diagnosis; whole exome sequencing; distinct vs. overlapping phenotypes; orphan diseases; complex phenotypes; whole genome sequencing; blended phenotypes; multilocus pathogenetic variants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Stem Cells Research and Therapy: Genetic Aspects
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submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3464
Keywords: stem cells; cell therapy; extracellular-vesicles; differentiation; diseases; miRNA
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Epigenomics and Epitranscriptomics Crosstalk submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1927
Keywords: DNA methylation; chromatin variants and histone marks; epigenome; epitranscriptome; RNA modifications; epidrugs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Genetics and Breeding of Small Ruminants submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6554
Keywords: small ruminants; sheep; goat; breed; domestication; diversity; morphology; disease; molecular genetics; mendelian traits; complex traits; production; reproduction; fertility; precision medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Animal Genetics and Genomics)
Population Genetics of Fungi
edited by Jianping Xu
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4780
Keywords: Gene sequences; Microsatellite markers; Yeasts; Molds; Mushrooms; Landscape factors; Mode of reproduction; Cryptic speciation; Selection; Gene flow.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Microbial Genetics and Genomics)
Genetic Research of Iron Homeostasis and Related Diseases submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3830
Keywords: Iron homeostasis; Gene regulation; Gene expression; Heme proteins; Fe/S cluster; Iron metabolism; Anemia; Iron-overload diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
From QTL Mapping to QTG and QTN Identification
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submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 648
Keywords: quantitative traits; molecular traits; QTL; QTG; QTN; humans; model animals; livestock; poultry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioinformatics)
Genetics of Cardiovascular Metabolism
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submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3185
Keywords: cardiovascular metabolism; cardiovascular disease; metabolic disorders; genomics; metabolomics; multi-omics analysis; early diagnosis biomarkers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Molecular Genetics and Genomics)
Autoimmunity and Genetic Syndromes
edited by Stefano Stagi
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 745
Keywords: genetic syndromes; autoimmunity; autoimmune diseases; Turner syndrome; Down syndrome; 22q11.2 deletion syndrome; Kabuki syndrome; Noonan syndrome; Klinefelter syndrome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
Updates of DNA Variations in Evolution and Human Diseases
edited by , and Manuela Uda
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 216
Keywords: human genome; genotype/phenotype relationships; DNA variations; human diseases; evolution; evolutionary mistmaches; evolutionary medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases)
State-of-the-Art in Forensic Genetics
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submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1799
Keywords: forensic genetic; DNA profiling; short tandem repeats; mitochondrial DNA; DNA phenotyping; massive parallel sequencing; SNPs; forensic DNA extraction; DNA quantification; individual identification; parentage testing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioinformatics)
Molecular Evolution and Functional Bioinformatics of Arthropods
edited by Nico Posnien and
submission deadline 1 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 708
Keywords: molecular evolution; functional genomics; functional bioinformatics; multi-omics data integration; gene expression; gene regulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics)
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