Human Genome Diversity: History and Health

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 221

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Genetics, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba 81310-020, Brazil
Interests: human population genetics and genomics; genetic and genomic ancestry; health disparities

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Guest Editor
Department of Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Interests: human genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of human genetics has developed significantly since the sequencing of the human genome. Many subsequent efforts were made to investigate the genetic and genomic variation between individuals and populations. However, current data are still largely biased towards European variation, while populations from Africa and Natives from America, for example, are still very underrepresented in genetic and genomic studies and databases. This not only limits our knowledge of human diversity and history, but also our applications of this knowledge, such as in medicine, for all people.

In this Special Issue, we invite you to contribute to narrowing this gap and improving the genomic diversity data and applications for all peoples by publishing your results on human genetics or genomic diversity. We are interested in population genetic and evolutionary studies as well as health and disease-related studies, especially the ones involving non-European or admixed populations. We welcome original articles, new methods, and reviews covering one or more of the topics of interest, including theoretical and applied studies. We look forward to receiving your contribution.

Prof. Dr. Marcia Holsbach Beltrame
Dr. Alessia Ranciaro
Guest Editors

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  • human genetic variation
  • human population genetics
  • genomic ancestry
  • ancestry informative markers
  • African ancestry
  • non-European population
  • admixture
  • health disparities
  • precision medicine

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