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Use of Genetic Mapping in the analysis of Cancer

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      International Journal of Genetic Engineering and Recombination

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2022

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2022

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Genetic mapping is an effective method for identifying genes and biological processes that underpin any trait influenced by inheritance, including human diseases. The technique can identify the initial mutations from which a tumor evolved and then uses computer software to map a patient cancer profile by drawing the cancer family tree. This will enable doctors to use targeted cancer treatment more effectively. The discovery of genetic alterations that appear consistently in specific types and stages of cancer provides a strong impetus for cancer geneticists to focus their research on such volatile regions of the human genome. The recent development of powerful molecular cytogenetic and molecular genetic methods allows for more detailed analysis, which will aid researchers in their efforts to determine whether such areas of the human genome play a functional role in the initiation and progression of leukemias and solid tumors.

    Hair and eye color, body type, and other physical characteristics are determined by genes that are passed down from generation to generation. Regrettably, some gene mutations are inherited in the same manner. The mapping of the human genome has assisted physicians in identifying some hereditary mutations that may lead to cancer. These gene disorders, known as hereditary cancer syndromes, are linked to about 10% of all cancers.


    * Genetic mapping
    * Cancer
    * Hereditary cancer syndromes
    * Solid tumors
    * Gene mutations

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