Special Issue "Application of Molecular Diagnostic Technique of Nucleic Acid Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 July 2024 | Viewed by 8402
Nucleic acids, including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA), are natural biopolymers composed of nucleotides that store, transmit, and express genetic information. Overexpressed or underexpressed as well as mutated nucleic acids have been implicated in many diseases. Therefore, nucleic acid diagnosis is extremely important.
Driven by pressing needs in clinical diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases, nucleic acid diagnosis has evolved to be a rapidly advancing field. Currently, the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is the most widely used method. Other diagnostic molecular methods, including CRISPR-based assays, single-molecule identification, isothermal nucleic acid amplification methods, digital PCR, microarray assays, and next-generation sequencing (NGS), are promising alternatives.
The aim of this Special Issue is to invite authors to submit original research articles, short reports, or reviews that the progress to analyze nucleic acids, use nucleic acids as recognition probes, construct detection devices based on nucleic acids, and clinical applications of the different molecular diagnostic assays and other important fields.
Prof. Dr. Lianqun Zhou
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