Special Issue "Biotechnology Tools and Genetic Medicine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2019).
Interests: Development of biotechnology for precision medicine
The contemporary field of biotechnology is defined by software or hardware that innovates either by (1) incorporating concepts, strategies or materials discovered in living organisms into a design, or by (2) applying synthetic concepts, strategies, or materials to the solution of a known problem in a biological discipline. Biotechnology touches a wide range of research and industrial fields, including but not limited to medicine, agriculture, domesticated animal breeding, wildlife conservation, environmental cleanup, and conversion of biomass to energy.
In this Special Issue, we hope to share with the Genes reader community publications that that describe or review innovative concepts, strategies, and materials either (1) discovered in biological systems and applied to solve a problem in medicine, or (2) of synthetic origin but useful for solving a problem in medicine. A relevant example of (1), here referred to as “bio-materials”, is modification of natural systems such as viruses, bacteria, enzymes and antibodies in order to cure human disease. A relevant example of (2), here referred to as “bio-applications”, is application of data science and artificial intelligence techniques to the design of technology for disease screening. The desired impact of the proposed Special Issue is to gather a broad spectrum of experts to formation of a vision of how to use technology to improve human health at both individual and population scales beyond what was previously thought possible.Prof. Juan L. Rodriguez-Flores
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Artificial intelligence
- Data science
- Animal breeding
- Wildlife conservation
- Environmental cleanup