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ISSN 2577-5790

OBM Genetics , Volume 6 , Issue 1 (2022)

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Published: April 2022

(This book is a printed edition that was published in OBM Genetics)

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Cover Story:In our study, we elucidated the correlations of mutational signatures in frequently mutated cancer genes with general mutational signatures previously found for different cancers. By finding which genes have high correlations with certain general signatures, we may be able to determine clearer relations between the mutated genes and specific cancer types.View this paper.

Volume 6,Issue 1

Open Access Review

Molecular Marker Analysis of Genetic Diversity in Maize: A Review

Received: 25 July 2021;  Published: 21 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201150


Maize is consumed as a food and used as an industrial product in the form of starch, pharmaceuticals, alcoholic beverages, oil, cosmetics, and textiles. In ancient times, landraces were more popular due to the presence of high genetic variability, resistance to biotic and abiotic factors, and the he [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Regulation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) in France: Continuity and Changes in the Development of Prenatal Testing

Received: 02 September 2021;  Published: 25 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201149


This article examines the regulation of the screening of fetal abnormalities in France before and after the implementation of the new technique of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in 2013. In addition, this article evaluates the effectiveness of the regulatory framework in addressing the ethical [...]

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Dr. Joep Geraedts

Received: 17 February 2022;  Published: 22 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201148


InterviewAn Interview with Dr. Joep GeraedtsOBM Genetics Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail:

Open Access Research Article

Correlation of Mutational Signatures in Cancer Genes with General Signatures

Received: 07 December 2021;  Published: 13 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201147


The occurrence of various mutation patterns, such as changes in the DNA sequence and the loss of some sequences, is called a “mutational signature,” and they represent the molecular fingerprints that exist for the type of mutation occurring in a specific gene. Our study elucidates the co [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Newborn Screening in Latin America: A Window on the Evolution of Health Policy

Received: 22 August 2021;  Published: 21 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201146


Investigating the historical origins of a well-accepted health program across a region, such as newborn screening in Latin America, has the potential to reveal the role of historically-specific drivers in shaping national health policy. We reviewed published reports on NBS in Latin Ameri [...]

Open Access Review

Anatomical Variation, Hominins, Species, and Self-Domestication

Received: 19 October 2021;  Published: 11 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201145


The evolution of hominins, members of the zoological tribe Hominini, has been a much-studied topic, and the construction of phylogenetic trees has been the key method in molecular evolutionary studies. How scientists determine the phylogenetic trees are governed by the assumptions they p [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of OBM Genetics in 2021

Received: 05 January 2022;  Published: 06 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2201144


The editors of OBM Genetics would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2021. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We aim to recognize reviewer contributions through [...]