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Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms in Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Genetics and Genomics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 4241
Special Issue Editor
Interests: genetics of rare diseases; next-generation sequencing; cell-free fetal DNA; intellectual disability; neurodevelopmental diseases
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Special Issue Information
Around 80% of rare diseases have a genetic cause; nevertheless, limitations in diagnostic methods leave more than 30% of cases undiagnosed. Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are a group of rare diseases that result from abnormal brain development that may give rise to impaired cognition, communication, adaptive behavior, and psychomotor skills. Genetic and epigenetic/environmental factors play a key role in these NDDs, with significant societal impact. Today, multiple studies and research projects are being carried out worldwide on the implications of genetic aspects in the development of neurodevelopmental disorders. Successful implementation of genomic medicine hinges on accurate, evidence-based interpretation of genetic data to ensure both appropriate clinical management and care.
Original research and review papers dealing with all aspects of “Molecular Mechanisms in Neurodevelopmental Disorders” are welcome for inclusion in this Special issue of Genes.
The Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms in Neurodevelopmental Disorders" welcomes a variety of research papers including new insights into the genetic and/or epigenetic mechanism of neurodevelopmental disorders, reviews of genotype–phenotype correlation, and any other molecular mechanism that can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Irene Madrigal
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- neurodevelopmental disorders
- genetic variants
- omic technologies