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Open Access Original Research

Cytohistopathological Correlation of 884 Cervical Pap Smears as Bethesda System 2014: A Hospital-Based Study

Received: 14 September 2022;  Published: 22 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204172


Cervical carcinoma is most common in Indian women of which Rural women are predominantly affected. The most common etiological factor is human papillomavirus (HPV ). The present study aims to assess the diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and different patterns of cervical Pap smears by c [...]

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Open Access Review

Abiotic Stress: Interplay Between ROS Production and Antioxidant Machinery, Signaling, and ROS Homeostasis

Received: 29 August 2022;  Published: 09 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204171


Climate change poses a substantial threat to global crop yield. Moreover, crop production is likely to reduce in the near future because of increasing average temperatures, widespread extreme climate events, and the loss of agricultural land. Abiotic stresses are the major factors limiting the growt [...]

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Open Access Review

Novel Insights into Epigenetic Control of Autophagy in Cancer

Received: 28 June 2022;  Published: 08 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204170


The autophagy mechanism recycles the damaged and long-standing macromolecular substrates and thus maintains cellular homeostatic and proteostatic conditions. Autophagy can be an unavoidable target in cancer therapy because its deregulation leads to cancer formation and progression. Cancer can be con [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Comparison of Sputum and Oropharyngeal Microbiome Compositions in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Received: 01 August 2022;  Published: 07 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204169


Recent findings indicate that the microbiota is involved in the development of lung cancer by inducing inflammatory responses and generating genome damage. This study aimed to compare sputum microbiomes from the mouth and oropharynx in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients. A second goal wa [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Live-Born Double Aneuploidy at the Johns Hopkins Cytogenomics Laboratory: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Received: 30 June 2022;  Published: 07 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204168


Double aneuploidy is the co-occurrence of aneuploidy of two different chromosomes within the same individual. Genomic imbalance associated with two aneuploidies in humans is associated with early lethality, and observation in live-born humans is rare. In isolation, trisomy of chromosomes 13, 18, 21, [...]

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Open Access Research Article

“Not Private at All:” Comparative Perspectives on Privacy of Genomic Data, Family History Data, Health-Related Data, and Other Personal Data

Received: 09 August 2022;  Published: 31 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2204167


People choose how and if to generate and disclose not just personal genomic data, but also multiple other types of personal health and non-health related data. To contextualize choices about genetic testing and genetic data disclosure, we explored perspectives of genomic data privacy and disclosure [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Cytoplasmic Microinjection of piggyBac Transposase mRNA and Transposon Vectors for Efficient In Vitro Production of Transgenic Porcine Parthenotes

Received: 07 July 2022;  Published: 29 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2203166


The efficient production of transgenic (Tg) piglets has remained a challenge in the field of domestic animal studies. Unlike mice, the pronuclei of pig zygotes cannot be easily studied because of the abundance of lipid droplets. Therefore, the zygotes must be briefly centrifuged before pronuclear in [...]

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Open Access Review

Newborn Screening in Gaucher Disease: A Bright and Complicated Future

Received: 20 July 2022;  Published: 26 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2203165


Gaucher disease (GD) is one of the most common lysosomal storage disorders resulting from biallelic mutations in the GBA1 gene, causing a dysfunction of the lysosomal hydrolase, glucocerebrosidase (acid-β-glucosidase; E.C Clinical manifestations are heterogenous and c [...]

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Open Access Technical Note

Successive Detection of Telomerase by IHC and Assessment of Telomere Length by Q-FISH in Paucicellular Cumulus Samples from Cumulus-Oocyte Complexes Obtained in Assisted Reproduction Programs

Received: 13 May 2022;  Published: 23 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2203164


This paper suggests an approach for the use of a single paucicellular histological sample to investigate two characteristics indicative of the cell’s functional potential: 1) the content of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and 2) the telomere length. An algorithm has been suggeste [...]

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Open Access Opinion

High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema in the Context of COVID-19

Received: 18 July 2022;  Published: 09 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2203163


High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and COVID-19 pneumonia are different diseases, but HAPE-susceptible individuals (whose susceptibility often has a genetic basis) can also suffer from severe COVID-19. We hypothesized that certain pathogenic mechanisms might overlap if such a coinciden [...]

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