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 a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 17.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Open Access Review

Potential Use of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs) in Pancreatic Damage/Cancer

Received: 13 March 2024;  Published: 17 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403252

Abstract

Pancreatic damage and pancreatic cancer pose significant challenges due to their complex pathogenesis, limited treatment options, and poor prognosis. In recent years, the potential use of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs) has been explored to address these complex pancreatic conditions and develop novel therapeutics. hMSCs, known for their regenerati [...]

Open Access Editorial

The Intersection of Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and the Microbiome in Human Health

Received: 03 July 2024;  Published: 10 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403251

Abstract

EditorialThe Intersection of Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and the Microbiome in Human HealthGiuseppe Merra *Section of Clinical Nutrition and Nutrigenomics, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy; E-Mail: giuseppe.merra@uniroma2.it * Correspondence: Giuseppe Merra; E-Mail: giuseppe.merra@uniroma2 [...]

Open Access Short Review

A Narrative Review on the Use of Eye-Tracking in Rett Syndrome: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment

Received: 27 January 2024;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403250

Abstract

Rett syndrome (RTT) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder primarily affecting females, characterized by a spectrum of debilitating symptoms that impact neurological, cognitive, and motor functions. Eye-tracking technology (ETT) has emerged as a prominent tool in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, particularly for neurological [...]

Open Access Review

Causes of Chromosome Breakage and Mis-segregation Affecting Pregnancy and Newborn Health: An Insight into Developing Reproductive Health Preventive Strategies

Received: 19 February 2024;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403249

Abstract

Chromosome abnormalities are a leading cause of pregnancy loss, developmental delays, and birth defects. These abnormalities arise from errors in chromosome structure (breakage) or number (missegregation) during cell division. Understanding the causes of these errors is crucial for developing effective preventive strategies to improve reproductive healt [...]

Open Access Review

Hormonal and Physiological Manipulation Methods to Induce Polycystic Ovary in Rodents: A Review of the New Findings

Received: 06 February 2024;  Published: 04 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403248

Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy causing non-ovulation infertility in women. Women with PCOS have higher levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, cholesterol and triglycerides but, in contrast, lower levels of follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) compared with health [...]

Open Access Case Report

Chromosome 7 Isodisomy in a Child with Silver-Russell Syndrome

Received: 19 March 2024;  Published: 24 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402247

Abstract

Silver-Rusell syndrome is a rare genetic disease. There is evidence that the genetic causes of the disorder are heterogeneous, with predominant alterations in the imprinted regions of chromosomes 11 and 7, in addition to other genomic alterations, such as chromosomal structural aberrations, single nucleotide polymorphisms, copy number variations, and [...]

Open Access Review

Investigating the Genetic Basis of Unexplained Infertility and Potential Chromosomal Abnormalities

Received: 24 March 2024;  Published: 20 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402246

Abstract

Infertility affects millions globally, with 10-15% of couples experiencing unexplained cases. Despite advancements in medicine, the cause remains unknown, causing emotional distress. Recent research suggests a genetic basis for this issue. This review aims to provide a better understanding of the underlying genetic factors contributing to unexplained [...]

Open Access Original Research

Physico-Chemical Study of the Anti-Diabetic Drug of [BzN-EJJ-amide] for Treatment Type2 Diabetes Using CNT Sensor by Drug Delivery Method

Received: 22 February 2024;  Published: 19 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402245

Abstract

The potential and selective inhibitors of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) are therapeutically useful in treating type 2 diabetes. N-Benzoyl-L-glutamyl-[4-phosphono(difluoromethyl)]-L-phenylalanine-[4-phosphono(difluoro-methyl)]-L-phenylalanineamide (BzN-EJJ-amide) (BGD) which is the ligand of 1LQF protein code extracted from protein data bank [...]

Open Access Original Research

Establishment of an In Vitro Propagation, Transformation, and Gene Editing System in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Received: 12 January 2024;  Published: 18 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402244

Abstract

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), a family of Solanaceae, is an annual crop grown in fields and greenhouses. Tomato is the fourth-largest agricultural crop in the world, with a market value of more than $50 billion. Numerous attempts were conducted on the tomato for further improvement via in vitro regeneration and transformation. This study aims to establ [...]

Open Access Original Research

Integrated Web Application (Snips2HLA-HsG) Development for Sample Preparation and Model Creation for HLA Allele Prediction with the SNP Data Using HIBAG Package of Bioconductor and R Programming

Received: 24 December 2023;  Published: 14 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402243

Abstract

The present study introduces Snips2HLA-HsG, an integrated application designed for SNP genotype analysis and HLA allele type prediction. Leveraging attribute bagging, a powerful ensemble classifier technique from the Bioconductor HIBAG package, Snips2HLA-HsG offers a comprehensive response for genetic analysis. Accessible via https://snips2hla.shin [...]

Open Access Review

Melatonin As a Protective Agent Against Environmental Stresses: A Review into Its Molecular Regulation in Plants

Received: 05 February 2024;  Published: 12 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402242

Abstract

Understanding the impact of melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) on plant gene expression is crucial for unlocking its full potential as a tool for crop improvement and stress tolerance. Melatonin has emerged to have several influences on the transcriptional activity of numerous genes, helping to orchestrate plant responses to environmental cues [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Screening Strategies Used to Establish Egyptian Women Entrepreneurs’ Attitudes towards Genetic Technology

Received: 12 March 2024;  Published: 12 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402241

Abstract

In this quantitative study, the researcher examined the screening strategies used to establish Egyptian women entrepreneurs' attitudes toward genetic technology. Using a questionnaire, the researcher collected data from 318 Egyptian women entrepreneurs. From applying the path analysis through Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS) version 26.0, this stud [...]

Open Access Original Research

Molecular Cytogenetic Characterization of Rare but Repeatedly Observed Translocations

Received: 15 April 2024;  Published: 11 June 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402240

Abstract

Balanced chromosomal rearrangements, including translocations, contribute to infertility, repeated abortions, and/or genetically imbalanced offspring in corresponding carriers. A translocation is usually considered a unique, de novo, or familial event. Besides, some translocations have also been shown to develop multiple times with slightly different [...]

Open Access Research Article

Reflective Evaluation of Next-Generation Sequencing Data during Early Phase Detection of the Delta Variant

Received: 01 March 2024;  Published: 30 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402239

Abstract

During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies like the Ion Torrent S5 and Illumina MiSeq, alongside advanced software, improved genomic surveillance in South Africa. This study analysed anonymized samples from the Eastern Cape using Genome Detective and NextClade, showing Ion Torrent S5 and Illumina MiSeq success rates [...]

Open Access Review

Biotechnology Innovation in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Gene Editing: A Call for a New Regulatory Framework

Received: 04 March 2024;  Published: 29 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402238

Abstract

The expansion of do-it-yourself (DIY) gene editing, facilitated by Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology, has catalyzed a significant shift in scientific research and biotechnology innovation. This movement is propelled by a community-driven approach that challenges the traditional confines of scientific explorati [...]

Open Access Review

Bacteriophages Therapy: Exploring Their Promising Role in Microbiome Modulation and Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Received: 28 February 2024;  Published: 28 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402237

Abstract

Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that infect bacteria, exhibiting specificity towards particular bacterial strains. Despite being overshadowed by traditional antibiotics in the West, interest in phage therapy has resurged due to the escalating antimicrobial resistance crisis. Understanding phage biology, selection, production, and pharmacolog [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Significance of Key Proteins in the RAS Signaling Pathway: Implications for Cancer and Therapeutic Targets

Received: 18 January 2024;  Published: 24 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402236

Abstract

The RAS signaling pathway is a crucial cell transduction pathway central to transmitting signals from outside the cell to the cell nucleus and influencing fundamental biological mechanisms like cell growth, division, and specialization. This signaling pathway has recently received much attention in scientific research because of its involvement in vario [...]

Open Access Original Research

Cryptic Resilience: Decoding Molecular Networks in Pearl Millet for Enhanced Heat Stress

Received: 20 February 2024;  Published: 20 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402235

Abstract

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), a vital cereal crop renowned for its drought tolerance, is a cornerstone for smallholder farmers in arid and semi-arid regions, ranking as the fifth most significant cereal globally. Despite its resilience, the molecular mechanisms underlying its tolerance to heat stress remained elusive. To address this knowledge [...]

Open Access Opinion

Prevention of Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Developmental Epileptic Encephalopathy: Preventative Vigabatrin Treatment in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and the Case for Fenfluramine Treatment of Children with Newly Diagnosed Dravet Syndrome

Received: 15 February 2024;  Published: 08 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402234

Abstract

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is caused by mutations of hamartin (TSC1) or tuberin (TSC2) resulting in disinhibition of the mTOR pathway of cellular proliferation and differentiation and severe neurocognitive impairment, intractable epilepsy and tumors. Epilepsy develops in ~90% folllowed by drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE). Recently, prevention of [...]

Open Access Review

Induced Mutagenesis using Gamma Rays: Biological Features and Applications in Crop Improvement

Received: 24 December 2023;  Published: 29 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402233

Abstract

Induced mutagenesis has emerged as an essential field of plant breeding to address global food security challenges, offering tools to enhance crop productivity, resistance, and nutritional value. Among the mutation induction tools, the physical mutagen such as gamma rays holds promise for efficient mutation induction. Gamma rays, a type of high-energ [...]

Open Access Review

Salinity Stress in Maize: Consequences, Tolerance Mechanisms, and Management Strategies

Received: 04 December 2023;  Published: 29 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402232

Abstract

Maize, along with rice and wheat, is a popular staple food crop worldwide, and the most widely produced cereal crop. It is a versatile crop that may be utilized as a source of raw materials for human and animal fodders. Low agricultural yield and rapid population expansion significantly threaten future food security. Maize production is hampered by [...]

Open Access Original Research

Unveiling Genetic Variation in Garlic Genotypes in Response to Rust Disease Using RAPD Markers

Received: 23 January 2024;  Published: 28 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402231

Abstract

Garlic (Allium sativum), cultivated worldwide for its medicinal and nutritional value, faces challenges due to diseases caused by various pathogens. In this study, eleven garlic genotypes from Iran and one from China were selected and sown under natural infection rendered by the rust fungus (Puccinia alli) over two consecutive years. Subsequently, disea [...]

Open Access Review

Molecular Plant Physiology for Model Plants under Abiotic Stress Conditions

Received: 23 December 2023;  Published: 24 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402230

Abstract

Extreme temperatures, drought, and high soil salinity are some of the significant abiotic stresses that can severely impact crop yields, posing a threat to global food production. Comprehensive studies on model plant species are crucial for understanding their biochemical, physiological, and molecular responses to abiotic stresses. Identifying stress [...]

Open Access Case Report

Sun Safety Struggles Among Children with Xeroderma Pigmentosum in a Tropical Low-Income Country

Received: 05 February 2024;  Published: 19 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402229

Abstract

Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by increased sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation, leading to severe skin manifestations and a higher risk of early-onset malignancies. Previous studies from temperate climate countries with sound economic levels showed adequate photoprotection compliance among pediatric XP patients. [...]

Open Access Review

Newborn Screening for Neuromuscular Disorders, Disorders of Glycogen Metabolism, and Fatty Acid Oxidation

Received: 08 February 2024;  Published: 18 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2402228

Abstract

Newborn screening for neuromuscular disorders and glycogen or fatty acid oxidation disorders aims to identify infants at risk for these conditions, allowing for early intervention and management. While not all neuromuscular disorders currently have established newborn screening programs, there are various disorders for which screening is available or [...]

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Dr. Thomas Liehr Appointed Editor-in-Chief of OBM Genetics

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Liehr has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of OBM Genetics. Under Dr. Thomas Lieh's stewardship, OBM Genetics will continue to provide the best editorial services and contribute to the development of the genetics community.

Dr.Thomas Liehr is working in cytogenetics since 1991. He is head of the molecular cytogenetic group at the Institute of Human Genetics, Jena, Germany since 1998. His particular expertise is development and application of multicolor-FISH probe sets for the characterization of marker chromosomes. Also he received multiple prices, two invited professorships.

We believe that by combining our rigorous editorial policies with Dr.Thomas Liehr's expertise, we can build a high-quality journal. We thank Dr.Thomas Liehr's support and participation.

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