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Human Genetics

Human Genetics

Co-Editors-in-Chief: D. Cooper; C.C. Morton

ISSN: 0340-6717 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-1203 (electronic version)

Journal no. 439

 

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    Human Genetics is a monthly journal publishing original and timely articles on all aspects of human genetics. The Journal welcomes articles in the areas of Gene structure and organization, Gene expression, Mutation detection and analysis, Linkage analysis and genetic mapping, Physical mapping, Cytogenetics and Genomic Imaging, Genome structure and organisation, Disease association studies, Molecular diagnostics, Genetic epidemiology, Evolutionary genetics, Developmental genetics, Genotype-phenotype relationships, Molecular genetics of tumorigenesis, Genetics of complex diseases and epistatic interactions, ELSI (ethical, legal and social issues) and Bioinformatics. Articles reporting animal models relevant to human biology or disease are also welcome. Preference will be given to those articles which address clinically relevant questions or which provide new insights into human biology.

    Unless they report entirely novel and unusual aspects of a topic, clinical case reports, cytogenetic case reports, papers on descriptive population genetics, articles dealing with the frequency of polymorphisms or additional mutations within genes in which numerous lesions have already been described, and papers that report the re-analysis of previously published datasets will normally not be accepted. 

    The Journal will not normally consider for publication manuscripts that report merely the isolation, map position, structure, and tissue expression profile of a gene of unknown function unless the gene is of unusual interest or is a candidate gene involved in a human trait or disorder.

    Authors are asked to submit their papers to the Editorial Office in their geographical region. The Editors reserve the right to forward manuscripts to another office.

    From the Americas, East Asia, and the Pacific:

    Thomas J. Hudson
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
    MaRS Centre, South Tower
    101 College Street, Suite 800
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1L7
    E-mail: cat_hudson@hotmail.com

    From Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australasia, and the Rest of the World:

    Professor David N. Cooper
    Institute of Medical Genetics
    Cardiff University
    Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK
    Fax: (+44)2920-746551
    E-mail: cooperDN@cardiff.ac.uk

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