Special Issue "eGenetics"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Devin Leake

Catalog, Boston, USA
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Interests: data storage; DNA; blockchain; biosecurity;
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Jiahao Huang

Nuclera Nucleics Ltd, UK
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Interests: enzymatic DNA synthesis; engineering biology; biosecurity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are at the beginning of a revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Historically, revolutions are defined by significant changes in society, culture, politics, and technology. At the heart of this revolution is a molecule, DNA, of which the structure was first described 65 years ago and is currently transforming our world at an exponential rate. Lately, nucleic acid-based innovations have expanded beyond traditional biological fields like tool stacks for biological manufacturing or genome editing strategies for therapeutics and diagnostics. We are now seeing innovations in the computational environment to develop new approaches for data storage, computing, and recently blockchain. A whole new field is growing from the interaction between genetics and computer science with exciting possibilities, which can change the shape of our society in the forthcoming decades. In this issue, we invite pioneers in these fields to discuss their research and the opportunities that DNA and computation can provide for our future. Additionally, we also encourage participation from leaders in these fields who recognize the transformative nature of this technology but are concerned about the safety, security, and impact to our global community.

This Special Issue of Genes is open to researchers willing to contribute reviews, primary research, or commentary that highlight technological advantages as well as safety issues created from the interaction between DNA and computation.

Dr. Devin Leake
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biosecurity
  • gene editing
  • data storage
  • DNA
  • computing, personalized medicine
  • blockchain
  • cryptocurrency
  • nanomaterial
  • synthetic biology
  • genome engineering

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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