Special Issue "Genetic and Environmental Factors in Ageing and Age-Related Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 March 2021).
Our population is ageing. Indeed, 2020–2030 has been designated the Decade of Healthy Ageing by the World Health Organization, with the aim of improving the quality of life of older adults. Deepening our understanding of the biological and pathological processes as well as the pathways underlying ageing and age-related disease is imperative to finding strategies to promote healthy ageing. However, our knowledge of the specific genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors and their relative contributions to ageing is still in its infancy. Moreover, interactions between genetic and environmental factors and the role epigenetics plays in ageing have rarely been considered in the literature. The relatively recent advances in genomic and epigenomic assays and the reduction in costs has led to an unprecedented amount of data available to the research community. In addition, the sharing of data between collaborators, the ease of open access repositories and the development of large international biobanks has facilitated a rapid expansion of genetic/epigenetic studies. This Special Issue of Genes aims to provide an overview of the latest research on genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors in human ageing, longevity and ageing-related phenotypes and disease, and to suggest directions for future research. We therefore invite submissions of reviews, research articles and short communications reporting on genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors, particularly those looking at the effects of gene–environment interactions on human and mammalian ageing, longevity, age-related phenotypes and age-related disease.
Dr. Karen Mather
Manuscript Submission Information
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- environmental factors
- human ageing
- age-related disease
- gene by environment interaction