UOJM 8.2: Genetics explores the advances, as well as the inherent barriers to progress in the dynamic and rapidly-growing fields of basic and clinical genetics. Beyond the building blocks of DNA itself, our understanding of the human genome at a structural level has allowed us to tackle the broader domains of human health, including immunology, cancer, neuroscience, chronic illnesses, and much more. Thus, this issue focuses on the implementation of gene editing technologies to understand and effectively fight inheritable genetic diseases, vector-borne illnesses, and psychological disorders.

Published: 2018-12-06