Computational and experimental research programs are currently identifying thousands of putative functional elements (e.g., genes and regulatory sequences) based on their sequence properties; however, new, robust, high-throughput methods are needed to carry out functional assays to determine whether and how these elements operate to determine cell states, in development, and in health and disease. Current Trends in Genetics and Development publishes the very highest quality research in human studies, as well as research on model organisms—from mice and flies, to plants and bacteria. It encompasses genetic and functional genomic studies on human and plant traits and on other model organisms. Current emphasis is on the genetic basis for common and complex diseases and on the functional mechanism, architecture and evolution of gene networks, studied by experimental perturbation.

 Aim and Scope

Current Trends in Genetics and Development publishes the papers covering a wide range of topics in all aspects of human molecular genetics. These include: the molecular basis of human genetic disease, developmental genetics, cancer genetics, agricultural genomics, genes in the pathology of human disease, neurogenetics, chromosome and genome structure and function, developmental genetics, regulatory variation in gene expression, therapy of genetic disease, genome evolution, stem cells in human genetic disease and therapy, including the application of iPS cells, genome-wide association studies, mouse and other models of human diseases, functional genomics, computational genomics. 

The aim of the journal is to provide a service to the scientific community by publishing all types of scientific papers on latest trends in Genetics. Our editorial board attests to the journal established reputation as essential reading for all those interested in the molecular themes of genetics, differentiation and development. Current Trends in Genetics and Development readers use the journal to keep up with the latest developments in both their own and related fields, and as a valuable resource for teaching.