Special Issue "Genetic Research in Fetal Medicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: obstetrics; high-risk pregnancy; gynecology; minimally invasive surgery
New technologies have dramatically changed the current status of prenatal screening and testing for genetic abnormalities in the fetus. Expanded carrier screening panels and non-invasive cell-free fetal DNA-based screening for aneuploidy and single-gene disorders, and more recently for subchromosomal abnormalities, have been introduced into prenatal care.
New technologies, such as chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing, can diagnose more genetic conditions on samples obtained through amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, including many disorders that cannot be screened for non-invasively. Chromosomal microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing have also accelerated the discovery of intellectual disability, birth defects, and many rare genetic and genomic disorders. In this Special Issue, we aim to present state-of-the-art work in genetic research concerning fetal medicine.
Dr. Fabrizio Signore
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- prenatal screening
- genetic abnormalities