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Public Health Genomics


Guest Editors: George P Patrinos, University of Patras, Greece; Hongyu Zhao, Yale University, USA

Papers are invited which address current issues in human public health genomics, such as genomic surveillance of disease, genetic risk prediction, individual genome interpretation, gene-environment interactions, genetic diversity of vector-borne disease, vaccination and vaccine-based approaches against pathogens data sharing, economic evaluation in genomic medicine, and the role of big data and artificial intelligence on the development of translational tools and services and the overall future of public health.

  1. Obesity is a complex, multifactorial condition in which genetic play an important role. Most of the systematic studies currently focuses on individual omics aspect and provide insightful yet limited knowledge ...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Xiang-He Meng, Chuan Qiu, Hui Shen, Qi Zhao, Lan-Juan Zhao, Qing Tian, Chang-Qing Sun and Hong-Wen Deng
    Citation: Human Genomics 2022 16:15
  2. Adult bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that can differentiate into three lineages. They are suitable sources for cell-based therapy and regenerative medicine appl...

    Authors: Fatemeh Khodabandehloo, Sara Taleahmad, Reza Aflatoonian, Farzad Rajaei, Zahra Zandieh, Marjan Nassiri-Asl and Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad
    Citation: Human Genomics 2020 14:43
  3. Colon adenocarcinoma (COAD) is one of the common gastrointestinal malignant diseases, with high mortality rate and poor prognosis due to delayed diagnosis. This study aimed to construct a prognostic prediction...

    Authors: Lipeng Jin, Chenyao Li, Tao Liu and Lei Wang
    Citation: Human Genomics 2020 14:24
  4. An individual’s response to environmental exposures varies depending on their genotype, which has been termed the gene-environment interaction. The phenotype of cell exposed can also be a key determinant in th...

    Authors: Andreanna Burman, Rolando Garcia-Milian and Shannon Whirledge
    Citation: Human Genomics 2020 14:19
  5. The recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2, is inarguably the most challenging coronavirus outbreak relative to the previous outbreaks involving SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. With the number of C...

    Authors: Krystal J. Godri Pollitt, Jordan Peccia, Albert I. Ko, Naftali Kaminski, Charles S. Dela Cruz, Daniel W. Nebert, Juergen K.V. Reichardt, David C. Thompson and Vasilis Vasiliou
    Citation: Human Genomics 2020 14:17
  6. Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) is the failure of embryos to implant more than two times in a given individual. There is debate about a precise definition for RIF, but we consider more than two implantati...

    Authors: Jeong Yong Lee, Eun Hee Ahn, Jung Oh Kim, Han Sung Park, Chang Soo Ryu, Ji Hyang Kim, Young Ran Kim, Woo Sik Lee and Nam Keun Kim
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:68
  7. In South America, the history of human genetics is extensive and its beginnings go back to the onset of the twentieth century. In Ecuador, the historical record of human genetics and genomics research is limit...

    Authors: Marlon S. Zambrano-Mila, Spiros N. Agathos and Juergen K. V. Reichardt
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:64
  8. Long non-coding RNAs became the hot spots in the carcinogenesis of various tumors. This case-control study evaluated the association between the rs2151280 in lncRNA CDKN2B-AS1 and lung cancer risk.

    Authors: Xiaoting Lv, Zhigang Cui, Hang Li, Juan Li, Zitai Yang, Yanhong Bi, Min Gao, Ziwei Zhang, Shengli Wang, Baosen Zhou and Zhihua Yin
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:58
  9. Chromosomal inversions are structural genetic variants where a chromosome segment changes its orientation. While sporadic de novo inversions are known genetic risk factors for cancer susceptibility, it is unkn...

    Authors: Carlos Ruiz-Arenas, Alejandro Cáceres, Victor Moreno and Juan R. González
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:57
  10. Home to a culturally heterogeneous population, India is also a melting pot of genetic diversity. The population architecture characterized by multiple endogamous groups with specific marriage patterns, includi...

    Authors: Sridhar Sivasubbu and Vinod Scaria
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:52
  11. Persistent infections that induce prolonged inflammation might negatively affect the leukocyte telomere length (LTL); however, the role in LTL of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, which persistently colo...

    Authors: Khitam Muhsen, Ronit Sinnreich, Dafna Merom, Hisham Nassar, Dani Cohen and Jeremy D. Kark
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:32
  12. Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) represent a growing medical challenge in modern societies. Ever-increasing sophisticated diagnostic tools have been continuously revealing a remarkably complex architecture ...

    Authors: Ana R. Cardoso, Mónica Lopes-Marques, Raquel M. Silva, Catarina Serrano, António Amorim, Maria J. Prata and Luísa Azevedo
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:31
  13. Obesity during childhood can lead to increased risk of adverse cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease during adult life. Evidence for strong genetic correlations between c...

    Authors: Fasil Tekola-Ayele, Anthony Lee, Tsegaselassie Workalemahu and Katy Sánchez-Pozos
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:17
  14. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common, progressive, and polygenic cause of irreversible visual impairment in the world. The molecular pathogenesis of the primary events of AMD is poorly und...

    Authors: Madhu Sudhana Saddala, Anton Lennikov, Anthony Mukwaya, Lijuan Fan, Zhengmao Hu and Hu Huang
    Citation: Human Genomics 2019 13:15
  15. Increasing evidence is demonstrating that a patient’s unique genetic profile can be used to detect the disease’s onset, prevent its progression, and optimize its treatment. This led to the increased global eff...

    Authors: Lejla Mahmutovic, Betul Akcesme, Camil Durakovic, Faruk Berat Akcesme, Aida Maric, Muhamed Adilovic, Nour Hamad, Matthias Wjst, Oliver Feeney and Sabina Semiz
    Citation: Human Genomics 2018 12:50