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Special Issue

Reproductive Genetics

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editors

Miodrag Stojkovic, PhD
Professor, Human Genetics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Spebo Medical, Leskovac, Serbia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ae-info.org/ae/User/Stojkovic_Miodrag
Research Interests: embryology; stem cell biology; differentiation; regenerative medicine; reprogramming

Darren Griffin, PhD, DSc, FRSA, FRSB, FRCPath
Professor of Genetics, School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (CISoR), Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NJ, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/bio/profiles/staff/griffin.html; http://www.kent.ac.uk/cisor
Research Interests: genetics; chromosomes; cytogenetics; infertility; genome evolution

About This Topic

Reproductive health is a value for the community. Unfortunately, both female and male infertility is increasing in our societies and part of this is due to genetic factors. This leads to an increasing demand for access to reproductive counseling and assisted reproductive treatment (ART). In addition, as an important part of reproductive medicine, reproductive genetics focuses on reproductive options for couples with increased risks of transmitting genetic abnormalities and diseases. These include preimplantation genetic diagnosis and prenatal diagnosis.

Furthermore, reproductive genetics involves the more basic analysis of gametogenesis and the resulting oocytes, sperm cells, embryos and other reproductive tissues of mammalian and non-mammalian origin, including embryonic stem cells.

In this special issue of OBM Genetics we summarize the present knowledge and prospects of reproductive genetics through scientific and clinical activities with the aim to highlight key factors involved in early development and reproduction. With worldwide leaders in this rapidly increasing field, the special issue presents detailed picture of how reproductive genetics influences and assists biology of gametes and embryos, endometrial receptivity, fertility, ART and reproductive health. For sure, the issue is an essential guideline to understand basic mechanisms and improve medical treatments.

Planned Papers

Title: Next Generation Sequencing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author: Shlomit Kenigsberg

Title: The role of mitochondria in reproductive health
Author: Shlomit Kenigsberg

Publication

Review

The Role of Mitochondria in Oocyte and Early Embryo Health

Kyunga Kim, Shlomit Kenigsberg, Andrea Jurisicova, Yaakov Bentov
Received: January 1, 2019; Published: March 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1901070

Review

To Opt or Not to Opt for Preimplantation and/or Prenatal Genetic Testing?

Joep Geraedts
Received: June 5, 2018; Published: July 24, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1803024

Review

Unusual Ways to Lose a Y Chromosome and Survive with Changed Autosomes: a Story of Mole Voles Ellobius (Mammalia, Rodentia)

Irina Bakloushinskaya, Sergey Matveevsky
Received: May 16, 2018; Published: July 23, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1803023

Opinion

On Objectivity in Prenatal Genetic Care

Diane B. Paul, Ilana Löwy
Received: April 16, 2018; Published: June 13, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1802022