OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Special Issue

Third Generation Sequencing

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editors

Milan Macek Jr., MD, DSc
Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Chairman of Department of Biology and Medical Genetics, Chairman of the National Coordination Centre for Rare Diseases, University Hospital Motol and 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague, V Uvalu 84, Praha 5, CZ 150 06, Czech Republic
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.fnmotol.cz/ublg/
Research Interests: molecular genetics; human genetics; medical genomics; reproductive genetics; rare diseases; cystic fibrosis; health economics

Guest Editors

Third generation sequencing (also known as long-read sequencing, TGS) is a class of DNA sequencing methods, which is creating a renaissance in high-quality genome sequencing. By enabling direct sequencing of single DNA molecules, TGS has the capability to produce substantially longer reads, in contrast to second generation sequencing, which produces short reads a few hundred base-pairs long. TGS, as it currently stands, faces important challenges mainly surrounding accurate identification of nucleotide bases which lead to higher error rates than second generation sequencing, rendering the technologies impractical for certain applications such as de novo genome assembly. These technologies are undergoing active development and therefore it is expected that there will be further improvements to reduce the high error rates. For applications that are more tolerant to error rates, TGS has been found to outperform existing methods.

In this special issue of OBM Genetics, we aim to the introduction of current technologies, application as well as many challenges and limitations TGS faces. We accept original research papers, reviews, editorial, short communications, case reports and perspectives on TGS. We sincerely welcome authors in this field to contribute their excellent works to this exciting forum.


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