OBM Genetics

(ISSN 2577-5790)

OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 15.0 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Open Access Original Research

First Cytogenomic Characterization of the Murine Testicular Tumor Cell Line I-10

Received: 25 March 2022;  Published: 27 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202159

Abstract

After being established in 1967, the commercially available murine Leydig cell tumor line I-10 has been used in almost 50 published studies. I-10 has not been characterized, either at the chromosomal/ cytogenetic level or the genetic level, similar to many other murine tumor cell lines. In this study, we performed molecular karyotyping and multicolor [...]

Open Access Research Article

Molecular Genetic Study on VNTR-polymorphism of Two Cytokine Genes Antagonist of the Receptor of Interleukin 1 (rs2234663) and Interleukin 4 (rs8179190) Associated with Dental Caries in Children

Received: 24 December 2021;  Published: 27 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202158

Abstract

In this study, we investigated VNTR polymorphisms in intron 2 of the IL1RN gene (rs2234663) and intron 3 of the IL4 gene (rs8179190) related to the development of caries in school children (N = 196) with mixed bite dentition from Krasnodarskii Krai. The genotypes A1/A1 and L/L (L-“long” alleles) (rs2234663) provided resistance to the most intensive [...]

Open Access Original Research

Application of the FISH Method for Analyzing Chromosome Segregation Patterns in Preimplantation Embryos from Robertsonian Translocation Carriers

Received: 28 March 2022;  Published: 22 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202157

Abstract

Robertsonian translocations (RTs) are very common balanced structural chromosome rearrangements in humans. Due to alterations in the chromosome segregation pattern and the formation of unbalanced gametes and embryos, the carriers of RTs have a significant risk of reproductive failure. For over 30 years, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) has been [...]

Open Access Review

46,XX/46,XY Chimerism & Human Sexual Development

Received: 23 April 2022;  Published: 15 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202156

Abstract

The term chimera refers to an organism with cell lines from two or more distinct zygotes. Human chimerism may occur naturally or artificially. Although rare, advancements in genetics and genomics have resulted in the identification of additional natural human chimeras. Three forms of naturally occurring chimerism have been documented in humans: blood [...]

Open Access Original Research

Anti-cancer Drug Susceptibility of Breast Cancer Cells Incubated on Electrospun Polymeric Fiber Substrates

Received: 01 March 2022;  Published: 14 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202155

Abstract

In this study, we examined the effect of a combination of surface topographies (fiber alignments) and different stiffness of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) substrates on the direct relationship between anti-cancer drug (CDDP) sensitivity for MDA-MB-231 cells and mesenchymal properties under both normal and hypoxic conditions. In addition, we studied the [...]

Open Access Review

Mechanisms and Approaches for Salt Tolerance in Turmeric: A Breeding Perspective

Received: 22 March 2022;  Published: 23 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202154

Abstract

India is home to several medicinal herbs including turmeric. Turmeric is one of the major produces of India, primarily due to its unique and valuable medicinal and therapeutic properties. However, the growth and yield of turmeric are greatly affected by salt stress in certain parts of the country, especially those near water bodies where significant [...]

Open Access Review

From Ovarian Development to Folliculogenesis: Essential Networks Sustaining the Ovarian Reserve

Received: 25 August 2021;  Published: 26 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202153

Abstract

In the last four decades, transgenic and knockout mouse models have helped to understand the mechanisms of mammalian sex determination, germ cell development, and adult gonad functions. We have gained crucial insights into molecular factors and pathways of the cells generating either the supporting gonadal cells or germ cells of both sexes. In this [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Identification 5S nrDNA Unit Classes in Genera of Plants and Selected Non-Vertebrate Animals and Their Potential for the Study of Species Relationships

Received: 07 January 2022;  Published: 24 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202152

Abstract

We have investigated the utility of the 5S nrDNA, a conserved, multicopy gene family organized into tandem repeats as a tool for genetic analyses in a wide variety of genera. Previous work in the Triticeae (Poaceae) demonstrated that the prior identification of unit classes based upon the 5S nrDNA NTS, greatly facilitates analysis. We investigated the [...]

Open Access Research Article

Electroporation-Based Non-Viral Gene Delivery to Adipose Tissue in Mice

Received: 21 January 2022;  Published: 11 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202151

Abstract

Adipose tissue is distributed throughout the body as fat depots. The amount of adipose tissue increases with age. In mice, epididymal fat depots in males and gonadal fat depots in females are associated with the reproductive system. Regarding fat depots in females, the adipose tissue under the skin can be easily exposed via surgery when the ovary, ovidu [...]

Open Access Review

Molecular Marker Analysis of Genetic Diversity in Maize: A Review

Received: 25 July 2021;  Published: 21 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201150

Abstract

Maize is consumed as a food and used as an industrial product in the form of starch, pharmaceuticals, alcoholic beverages, oil, cosmetics, and textiles. In ancient times, landraces were more popular due to the presence of high genetic variability, resistance to biotic and abiotic factors, and the heterogeneous nature of maize; however, it has been repla [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Regulation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) in France: Continuity and Changes in the Development of Prenatal Testing

Received: 02 September 2021;  Published: 25 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201149

Abstract

This article examines the regulation of the screening of fetal abnormalities in France before and after the implementation of the new technique of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in 2013. In addition, this article evaluates the effectiveness of the regulatory framework in addressing the ethical and social issues raised by this technique from a [...]

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Dr. Joep Geraedts

Received: 17 February 2022;  Published: 22 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201148

Abstract

InterviewAn Interview with Dr. Joep GeraedtsOBM Genetics Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail: genetics@lidsen.comOBM Genetics2022, volume 6, issue 1doi:10.21926/obm.genet.2201148Received: February 17, 2022Accepted: February 17, 2022Published: February 22, 2022

Open Access Research Article

Correlation of Mutational Signatures in Cancer Genes with General Signatures

Received: 07 December 2021;  Published: 13 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201147

Abstract

The occurrence of various mutation patterns, such as changes in the DNA sequence and the loss of some sequences, is called a “mutational signature,” and they represent the molecular fingerprints that exist for the type of mutation occurring in a specific gene. Our study elucidates the correlations of mutational signatures in frequently mutated cance [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Newborn Screening in Latin America: A Window on the Evolution of Health Policy

Received: 22 August 2021;  Published: 21 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201146

Abstract

Investigating the historical origins of a well-accepted health program across a region, such as newborn screening in Latin America, has the potential to reveal the role of historically-specific drivers in shaping national health policy. We reviewed published reports on NBS in Latin America and interviewed newborn screening experts with experience in [...]

Open Access Review

Anatomical Variation, Hominins, Species, and Self-Domestication

Received: 19 October 2021;  Published: 11 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201145

Abstract

The evolution of hominins, members of the zoological tribe Hominini, has been a much-studied topic, and the construction of phylogenetic trees has been the key method in molecular evolutionary studies. How scientists determine the phylogenetic trees are governed by the assumptions they place on the construction of similarities and differences in morphol [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of OBM Genetics in 2021

Received: 05 January 2022;  Published: 06 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201144

Abstract

The editors of OBM Genetics would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2021. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We aim to recognize reviewer contributions through several mechanisms, of which the annual publication [...]

Open Access Perspective

Understanding the Regulation of Transcription in Mental Illness

Received: 17 June 2021;  Published: 17 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2104143

Abstract

Advances in clinical psychiatry have been less than hoped for relative to the achievements in neuroscience. However, developments in neuromodulation and psychedelic therapy are promising. The efficacy of such treatments and canonical pharmacotherapies benefit from genetics and personalized medicine. Moreover, recent studies on the perturbation of transc [...]

Open Access Original Research

Would I have Wanted to Know? A Qualitative Exploration of Women’s Attitudes, Beliefs and Concerns about Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for de novo Genetic Conditions after having a Child with a de novo Genetic Disorder

Received: 07 September 2021;  Published: 03 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2104142

Abstract

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for a panel of 25 single gene disorders became available in Western Australia in 2020 and potentially may be able to test for panels of hundreds of disorders as is the case with reproductive carrier screening. How this information would be used by parents in a population screening model is unknown. We used a phenomen [...]

Open Access Original Research

Unexpected Associations between the Number of FRAXE Repeats in Boys and Evidence of Diabetes in Their Mothers and Maternal Grandmothers

Received: 17 May 2021;  Published: 29 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2104141

Abstract

The FRAXE section of the FMR2 gene, located on the X chromosome, contains varying numbers of trinucleotide repeats; boys with over 200 repeats tend to have mild cognitive impairments, though this is rare. Little is known, however, concerning the phenotypes of individuals with smaller numbers of repeats. Here we answer the research question as to whether [...]

Open Access Opinion

Screening Before We Know: Radical Uncertainties in Expanded Prenatal Genetics

Received: 15 July 2021;  Published: 09 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2104140

Abstract

In this article, we discuss the radical uncertainties unleashed by expanded prenatal genetics. We show how we are now routinely screening fetuses in the absence of two essential sorts of information. At the population level, we do not have sound, unbiased data about the prevalence, penetrance, and clinical variability of most mutations. At the level [...]

Open Access Review

Addressing Uncertainty: The Emergence of the CRMS/CFSPID Diagnostic Category Following Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis

Received: 29 July 2021;  Published: 29 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2103139

Abstract

This article uses cystic fibrosis as a case study to examine how physicians and scientists have navigated uncertainty following newborn screening. Despite the many benefits of newborn screening, including earlier diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and a reduced diagnostic odyssey, this public health approach also comes with challenges. For example [...]

Open Access Review

Quadruple Screening in the Age of Cell-Free DNA: What are We Losing?

Received: 16 June 2021;  Published: 27 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2103138

Abstract

Cell-free DNA has emerged as the most reliable, non-invasive prenatal screening tool for fetal aneuploidies. It has come to replace the previously widely used quadruple screen offered in the second trimester of pregnancy. This change comes with improved detection for aneuploidy but also presents potential gaps in prenatal diagnosis including detection [...]

Open Access Research Article

Plant Breeding Integrated with Genomic-Enabled Prediction

Received: 09 June 2021;  Published: 15 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2103137

Abstract

Plant breeding programs have used conventional breeding methods, such as hybridization, induced mutations, and other methods to manipulate the plant genome within the species' natural genetic boundaries to improve crop varieties. However, repeatedly using conventional breeding methods might lead to the erosion of the gene reservoir, thereby rendering [...]

Open Access Review

Prenatal Testing – What Is It Good For? A Review and Critique

Received: 22 June 2021;  Published: 01 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2103136

Abstract

The goals of prenatal testing remain controversial and reflect competing interests of public health, patient rights, disability activists, scholars, feminist critics, commercial laboratories, judiciary/legislative trends, and medical science. This paper reviews and critiques the most common justifications of prenatal testing for fetal aneuploidy that [...]

Open Access Original Research

About Cryptic Acrocentric Pericentromeric Abnormalities in Infertile

Received: 16 April 2021;  Published: 25 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2103135

Abstract

Cryptic balanced chromosomal aberrations can be an underlying cause of infertility. In 2003 Cockwell and coworkers highlighted the relevance of euchromatic pericentric regions of acrocentric chromosomes that may be a yet ignored genomic region hosting cryptic rearrangements. Here we offer the first follow-up study to further explore this idea. Two speci [...]

EMBL Conference: Systems Genetics: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology

November 15-18, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

The main objective of this conference is to bring people together from diverse disciplines to exchange ideas, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations and to form a synthesis of appropriate systems-level approaches. The meeting is therefore purposely broad to cover all aspects of genomics to systems biology, a unique combination that is highly appreciated by the participants. Over the past decade, this EMBL conference has therefore served as an important venue in helping to shape the field, or to be more precise to help generate a community of scientists that come from very diverse disciplines, each with the common goal to understand the systems level properties of their system of interest.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embl.de/training/events/2020/OMX20-01/

The 10th Santorini Conference, SYSTEMS MEDICINE AND PERSONALISED HEALTH & THERAPY – The Odyssey from Hope to Practice: “Patient first – keep Ithaca always in your mind

28 September-10 October, 2020, Santorini, Greece

Based on the history and tradition of the previous Santorini Conferences, The 10th Santorini conference, SYSTEMS MEDICINE AND PERSONALISED HEALTH & THERAPY – The Odyssey from Hope to Practice: “Patient first – keep Ithaca always in your mind”, will take place in Santorini island from September 28th to October 1st 2020.

In continuity to the previous one (Santorini Conference 2018), The 10th Santorini Conference is using as metaphor the Greek mythology in the spirit of the island and of our thematic obstacles of personalised medicine to resolve and to overcome for the benefit of the patient.

 

The 10th Santorini Conference contains 8 sessions:

 

LIQUID BIOPSY, PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

ADVANCES ON CELLULAR AND MULTI-OMIC APPROACHES

CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY AND IMMUNOGENETICS

HEART INFLAMMATION

ECON-OMICS: BETTER CARE FOR BETTER COST

GENETIC SCREENING & CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

DIGITAL HEALTH

PHARMACOGENOMICS AND POST-MARKETING APPLICATIONS

 

For more information about registration and abstracts’ submission please visit the website: http://santoriniconference.org.

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: Biological Oscillators: Design, Mechanism, Function

November 9-11, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

This symposium aims to further strengthen a new, highly interdisciplinary community composed of scientists from very different fields and who share a common interest in oscillatory phenomena and biological dynamics. As such, this meeting provides a unique platform for this emerging new community working at the interface between quantitative biology, complex oscillatory systems and physics.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-12/index.html

EMBO Workshop: Neuroepigenetics: From Cells to Behaviour and Disease

October 28-31, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

This conference aims to provide a gathering opportunity for researchers of all levels who are interested in how gene regulation participates in the development and function of the brain, with particular attention to the chromatin-based regulation of gene expression. The key objective is to bring together, in the same meeting, two groups of scientists: neuroscientists with interest in gene regulation and molecular biologists with strong expertise in the mechanisms of transcription and epigenetics that want to apply their knowledge to understanding how the brain works. We believe the two groups can learn a lot from each other and we hope this conference can function as a catalyst for scientific exchange and collaboration between them.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embl.de/training/events/2020/NEG20-01/

Annual Meeting - American Society of Human Genetics ASHG 2020

October 27-31, 2020, San Diego, CA (USA)

The ASHG 2020 Annual Meeting will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California, from October 27-31, 2020. As the world’s largest human genetics and genomics meeting, ASHG 2020 provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science across subdisciplines.

For more details, please visit: https://www.ashg.org/2020meeting/index.shtml

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: The Complex Life of RNA

October 7-10, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

Before the genetic information stored in DNA can be used to direct cell growth and metabolism, it has to be transferred into RNA. Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that code for proteins and noncoding RNAs are key components in the transmission of genetic information in all life forms - from viruses to complex mammalian organisms. Exciting recent findings now reveal a new layer of information added to RNAs in the form of chemical marks (the epitranscriptome) that play a critical role in gene expression control. This remarkable complexity in the lives of RNAs will be discussed at this meeting. The EMBO | EMBL Symposium “The Complex Life of RNA” will bring leaders in the RNA field together with post-docs and students, to disseminate and discuss the most recent results, and will honour Kiyoshi Nagai’s life and many contributions to the field.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-10/

Cilia2020 - European Cilia Conference

October 06-09, 2020, Cologne, Germany

Ground-breaking discoveries in cilia biology have revolutionized our understanding of the critical role of cilia in cell signalling, development, tissue homeostasis and disease. The field continues to grow rapidly as we realize that cilia are vital organelles participating in a broad range of biological processes. Cilia are antenna-like cell organelles that occur on almost all cells of the human body. Many serious diseases are directly attributable to cilia disorders. Despite intensive research, causative therapies are still lacking. Cilia2020 brings clinicians and scientists together and also integrates patient participation.

For more details, please visit: https://www.cilia2020.de/

EMBO|EMBL Symposium: The Molecular Basis and Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism

September 20-22, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

This symposium will focus on the molecular basis and evolution of sexual dimorphism across animals and other organisms, including the origins, evolution and biology of sex chromosomes. It will cover topics ranging from the evolution of sex determining systems, sex linkage and sex chromosomes, sex-biased gene expression (on autosomes and sex chromosomes) and X chromosome dosage compensation mechanisms, to the evolution of associated dimorphic phenotypes and the underlying selective pressures.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-09/

EMBL Conference: Transcription and Chromatin

August 29 – September 1, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

The EMBL Transcription and Chromatin meeting has a long-standing tradition in shaping the field of transcriptional regulation. The meeting brings together leading experts covering all aspects of transcription including cis-regulatory function, long range regulation, 3-dimensional looping, the basal transcriptional machinery, RNA polymerase regulation and function, nucleosome positioning, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling, and epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional silencing. The meeting contains many talks selected from the abstracts that are interspersed with invited speakers, discussing the latest breakthroughs in transcriptional regulation. The conference is designed to promote interactive discussions at both the talks and poster sessions. Given the excellent line up of speakers and the meeting’s outstanding reputation, this is a ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in cutting edge research in transcription.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embl.de/training/events/2020/TRM20-01/

7th World Congress on Human Genetics and Genetic Diseases

August 10-11, 2020, Dubai, UAE

Human Genetics 2020 Conference welcomes you to attend the “7th International Conference on Human Genetics and Genetic Diseases” we cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena of Genetics.

Human Genetics 2020 Conferences offers the scientific community a platform to share their knowledge in the field of Human Genetics and Genetic Diseases. This conference offers a comprehensive agenda presented through two plenary sessions and panel discussions for the benefit of professionals in the field of Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing and others, who are engaged in common health problems.

For more details, please visit: https://www.vydya.com/events/human-genetics-2020-2/

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

July 5-8, 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark

The main aim of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology is to promote interest in, and understanding of, reproductive biology and medicine.

ESHRE collaborates globally and advocates universal improvements in scientific research and harmonization in clinical practice. It also provides guidance that enhances safety and quality assurance in clinical and laboratory procedures.

ESHRE’s activities include teaching, training and professional accreditations, as well as developing and maintaining data registries. It also facilitates and disseminates research in human reproduction and embryology to the general public, scientists, clinicians and patient associations.

ESHRE collaborates with politicians and policy makers throughout Europe.

For more details, please visit: https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2020/european-society-of-human-reproduction-and-embryology-eshre-36th-annual-meeting

EMBO-EMBL Course: Drosophila Genetics and Genomics

June 28 - July 3, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

The course has three main objectives:

- To educate and inspire the next generation of scientists, by providing an up-to-date overview of both contemporary and classic topics, spanning state-of-the-art techniques in Drosophila genetics and genomics. Participants will obtain an essential knowledge base, providing the necessary foundation for their own research projects.

- To stimulate the exchange of ideas between established and early career scientists, enabling participants to better direct their research questions.

- To provide networking opportunities, hence fostering collaborations and career development.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embl.de/training/events/2020/DRG20-01/index.html

European Human Genetics Conference

June 6-9, 2020, Berlin, Germany

At the ESHG meeting, we thrive to bring you what is at the forefront of human genetics both scientifically and technologically without losing sight of educating the upcoming generation of human geneticists. It is with these goals in mind that our Scientific Program Committee (SPC) establishes the meeting schedule. It invites the best speakers for the concurrent symposia and selects the best abstracts for oral presentations during the concurrent sessions to create a program that represents the breadth of our specialty. These presentations are completed by a set of educational sessions given by invited speakers and which are aimed to update you on various topics in genetics. Our meeting would not be complete without our exhibitors who advertise their new products to help you in your clinic, your diagnostic laboratory and your experimental work.

For more details, please visit: https://2020.eshg.org/

15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome: detection, genome sequencing and interpretation

May 25-27, 2020, Piran, Slovenia

The 15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome: detection, genome sequencing and interpretation is also known by the short name of Variant Detection 2020 (prevously known as the Mutation Detection meeting series). The meeting has a long history since 1991. The first meetings focussed on methodology developed to find mutations/variants in DNA. In the years that have passed since, we find cheaper and cheaper methods being used to do the same but more sensitively, effectively and efficiently. In addition, due to the enormous decrease in sequencing cost, methodology concentrated on one main method; sequencing. Consequently, attention and interest has shifted from detecting to evaluating variants; do they effect the health of the individual?

For more details, please visit: http://isv.variome.org/home.html

10th European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products

May 15 - 16, 2020, Stockholm, Sweden

ECRD is a biennial event that has allowed the rare disease community to gather since 2001 to monitor and benchmark relevant initiatives, drive the policy framework around rare disease diagnosis, treatment and care and empower the rare disease community to drive change where it is needed most.  Outputs from these conferences have informed national and local policy initiatives and are referenced in decision-making around the provision of services for the community. The overarching theme for this conference is The rare disease patient journey in 2030. The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases serves as official partner of the conference and VASCERN is a proud an Associate Partner of this event.

For more details, please visit: https://www.rare-diseases.eu/

XXXII Brazilian Meeting of Medical Genetics - CBGM 2020

May 14-17, 2020, Curitiba, PR (Brazil)

Preliminary Schedule:

Approach to multiple disabilities; Genetic counseling in high risk populations; Intellectual disability; Medical Genetics Guidelines; Transplantation Guidelines for Genetic Diseases; Kidney Diseases; Genetic Education; Genetic Exams; Genomics and Precision Medicine; Immunogenetics; Multidisciplinarity; Neurogenetics; Nutrition Inborn Errors of Metabolism; Oncogenetics; Legal Issues in Medical Genetics; Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Treatment of Metabolism, Inborn Errors

For more details, please visit: https://www.cbgm2020.com.br/home.asp

ACSC course Nursing, Genomics and Healthcare

April 27-29, 2020, Hinxton, UK

This inaugural conference aims to address these concerns by focusing on pathways and resources to integrate genomics into clinical practice and nursing education. Overall the conference will focus on three strategic areas:

Methods of achieving genomic competency, implementation, and integration into the practice setting, academic preparation, regulatory guidance and policy;

Mechanisms for international collaborative efforts on nursing genomic integration and evidence-based research;

International genomic nursing competencies, genomic integration assessment tool (ASIGN), and the G2NA implementation roadmap.

For more details, please visit: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/nursing-genomics-healthcare-2020/

The Allied Genetics Conference 2020

April 22-26, 2020, DC Metro region, USA

Find new directions when biological research communities converge at TAGC. At this unique conference, topic-driven and community-specific sessions alternate to foster collaboration and inspire fresh thinking. Conference Themes including: New Technology and Resources | Genomics and Systems Biology | Evolutionary and Population Genetics | Quantitative Genetics | Developmental Genetics | Intracellular Dynamics | Gene Regulation | Disease Models and Aging | Genome Integrity | Neurogenetics | Ethical, Legal, Social Issues | Training and Education.

For more details, please visit: https://genetics-gsa.org/tagc-2020/

EMBO Workshop: The Epitranscriptome

April 21, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

The regulation of the transcriptome is key to cellular processes that underpin cell biology, development and tissue function. All classes of cellular RNA are subject to post-transcriptional modification, be it by direct chemical modification, editing or non-templated nucleotide additions. It is now emerging that the modification status of the transcriptome is dynamic and responsive to environmental/developmental cues. Together, this has elicited the realisation of an ‘epitranscriptome’ where post-transcriptional RNA modification coupled with recruitment of effector RNA binding proteins dynamically regulates genomic output. Importantly, mutations in setting or reading RNA modifications are causative of many human diseases or congenital disorders. This meeting aims to explore all aspects of this emerging topic, from methods development to molecular mechanism. Most importantly, the meeting will place an emphasis on the contribution of RNA modification to mammalian development, tissue homeostasis and disease.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embl.de/training/events/2020/ETC20-01/

4th Annual Genome Editing USA Congress

April 07-08, 2020, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

3 outstanding programmes bringing together Europe’s key genomics experts in Next Generation Sequencing, Single Cell Analysis, Genome Editing.

80+ case studies, solution & technology presentations & 2 interactive workshops over the 2 days.

07 April 2019 – Day One: Genome Editing Technologies & Techniques; Drug Discovery & Development Applications in In Vivo Therapeutics

08 April 2019 – Day Two: Drug Discovery & Development – Target Identification and Validation; Non-Human Models in Diagnostics & Therapeutics

For more details, please visit: https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/42833/4th-annual-genome-editing-usa-congress

Human Genome Meeting 2020

April 5-8, 2020, Perth, Australia

Human Genome Meeting (HGM) is a series of annual conferences organized by the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). It started as a meeting dedicated for Human Genome Mapping. Over the years, with the completion of the Human Genome Project, HGM has evolved from a small targeted meeting into a scientific conference for all genetic and genomic researchers; an excellent platform for industry partners and bio-technology companies as well as pharmaceutical giants; and a fantastic reunion for fellow scientists and networking opportunity for established and young investigators.

For more details, please visit: http://hugo-hgm2020.org/

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: The Four-Dimensional Genome

March 29, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

We will discuss the principles that govern the three-dimensional folding of the genome in chromosomes and inside the nucleus. Our understanding of how this organisation controls genome function and how it changes over time, both in the context of the cell cycle and in the course of normal development is incomplete. Currently, the study of the spatial organisation of the genome is being revolutionised by new genomics and microscopy techniques. The computational analysis and modelling of such data are delivering new insights into genome structure and function. This symposium will bring together latest advances in the fields of genomics, microscopy and modelling to foster their integration towards a comprehensive spatial and temporal understanding of the functional four-dimensional organisation of the eukaryotic genome.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-03/

Genomics of Rare Diseases

March 25-27, 2020, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

The programme features the latest findings related to the genomic basis of rare diseases, providing powerful insights into human biology, disease mechanisms and therapeutic approaches. As genomic sequencing becomes more available in the hospital setting, we also examine the opportunities and challenges for clinical practice. This year’s meeting will focus on large-scale whole genome sequencing studies that impact on our understanding of rare diseases. There will also be the opportunity for bioinformaticians working in this area to showcase the innovative tools that they have developed. We will also include sessions exploring regulatory regions beyond the coding regions of the genome, and explore the new therapeutic approaches to rare diseases.

For more details, please visit: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/genomics-rare-disease-2020/

Genomics of Brain Disorders

March 18-20, 2020, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK

This conference will bring together scientists and clinicians working on neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases to compare approaches used and the emerging lessons from both categories of disease. This meeting will synthesise the advances and remaining challenges in the genomics of various brain disorders. We will discuss recent insights into genomic architecture and the emerging biology of disease. This year’s meeting will also highlight systems biology and modelling approaches, population studies and emerging tools and technologies. We will also discuss the use of genomics to drive therapeutics.

For more details, please visit: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/genomics-of-brain-disorders-2020/

ACSC course Single Cell Biology

March 11-13, 2020, Hinxton, UK

The cell represents one of the fundamental units of biology, yet only recently has it become possible to carry out comprehensive molecular profiling at single cell resolution. Coupled with appropriate functional experiments, this technological revolution heralds a new era of biology, which is widely expected to generate major advances in our understanding of normal tissue development and homeostasis, immunity and infection as well as tissue pathologies including cancer. This year’s meeting will discuss the biological insights gained from imaging and single cell genomics, particularly in immunology, neurobiology, development and disease. A further focus will be on methods, including computational approaches.

For more details, please visit: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/single-cell-biology-2020/

EMBO-EMBL Symposium: The Organism and its Environment

March 01, 2020, Heidelberg, Germany

We are at the dawn of a new era of biology where we will start to understand how organisms function together and react or adapt to changes at different molecular levels. This includes the multitude of stresses that organisms are exposed to, from malnutrition and adverse climate events to many other biological, chemical and physical insults. Progress in biological analyses at both a single scale and across scales, have allowed us to further understand organisms in the context of dynamic environments. These can be environments which are changed by disease, commensal cohabitation or competition, as well as abiotic factors. With the molecular understanding we already have at the cellular and organismal levels, and new tools and quantitative approaches, this symposium will address how genotype and the environment bring about phenotypes at the population level.

For more details, please visit: https://www.embo-embl-symposia.org/symposia/2020/EES20-01/index.html

ACSC course Clinical Genomics: Fundamentals of Variant Interpretation in Clinical Practice

January 29-31, 2020, Hinxton, UK

The course will be delivered by leaders in genomics and participants will have the opportunity to learn from those who developed the tools and are working at the cutting edge of genomic medicine. The programme aims to understand the origin of mutations, the concepts of germline and somatic mutation and their fundamental implications in development and disease. We will review the resources used in filtering and interpretation of data from genome-wide assays; and focus on the pathways and pipelines from DNA sequencing to variant interpretation.

For more details, please visit: https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/clinical-genomics-2020/

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