Special Issue on Genetic Aspects of Human Diversity

Submission Deadline: Apr. 15, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Maryna Kornieieva
      Department of Histology, Anatomy, and Embryology, AUC Medical School, Lowlands, Netherlands
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    • Iuliia Zhuravlova
      Department of Anatomy, Kingstown, Jamaica
    • David Rodda
      Department of Microbiology, AUC School of Medicine, Lowlands, Netherlands
    • Monica Rivero
      Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, AUC School of Medicine, Lowlands, Netherlands
    • Eman Zayed
      Department of Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Medical Faculty, Tabuk University, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
    • Sherif Hassan
      Department of Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, & Medical Education, California University of Science and Medicine, San Bernardino, USA
    • Elena Agafonova
      Department of Genetics, Lugansk State Medical University, Lugansk, Ukraine
  • Introduction

    The DNA studies of the last decades have revealed numerous regulatory factors shaping our body starting at the early stages of embryogenesis. The range of expression of these factors determines the range of anatomic variability of our population. While the multi-tiered mechanisms of the molecular regulation of embryogenesis are actively studied, it is a right time to tie them with the developing shapes and patterns of body systems.
    This special issue is designed to reassess the origin and range of the anatomic variability of the human body from the genetic point of view. We aim to gather the available resources and data on the molecular mechanisms of regulation involved in the formation of organs and neurovasculature of the human body to estimate genetic potentials and mechanisms of formation of the wide diapason of variability. The systematic studies on the variability of organ systems should include the overview of the genetic factors involved. To explain the formation of rare anatomic variants submitted under “case report” label the detailed analysis of involved molecular mechanisms and factors is required. The phylogenetic comparison is encouraged as well, as it helps to understand the direction of evolution in general.
    Such reconsideration of anatomic variability allows drawing a parallel between the genetic origins and final shapes providing the key for a deeper understanding of human nature and diversity of our population.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Molecular mechanisms of regulation of systemic embryogenesis
    2. Overview of regulatory factors involved
    3. Variability of expression of regulatory factors and ensuing developmental patterns
    4. As a consequence, diapason of normal anatomic variability and marginal forms
    5. Mutations, recombination, and other genome changes that may alter the developmental patterns
    6. Genetic consideration of rare anatomic case reports
    7. Prerequisites of evolution

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijgene.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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