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Zebrafish: A Powerful Model for Genetics and Genomics 3.0

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 121

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Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk, Republic of Korea
Interests: organelle biology; metabolism; disease models; fatty liver; sarcopenia; adiposity
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Dear Colleagues,

Due to the accessibility and generalization of the CRISPR-Cas9 system in any laboratory setting, in recent years, it has seen tremendous demand for the understanding of various diseases at the level of molecular genetics. Zebrafish has evolved as a crucial model organism that has been utilized in almost all fields of biomedical research. In particular, forward genetics, performed using zebrafish development, has been fruitful in identifying genes that give rise to distinct phenotypes when functionally abnormal. At present, it is possible to pinpoint the phenotype in response to a single gene mutation, with the discovery of the most advanced “reverse-genetics” tool, which becomes much more powerful in a clinical setting when combined with the depth of next-generation sequencing technology.

In this Special Issue, we invite manuscripts in the format of a research article or a review in the field of zebrafish modeling in genetics and genomics to improve human diseases.

Prof. Dr. Seong-kyu Choe
Guest Editor

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  • zebrafish
  • disease model
  • reverse genetics
  • genomics
  • developmental disorder
  • gene mutation

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