Special Issue "Trends in Population Genetics and Identification—Impact on Anthropology"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio Amorim
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Guest Editor
i3S—Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Interests: population genetics; forensic genetics; evolution
Dr. Veronica Gomes
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Co-Guest Editor
1. Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP), Porto, Portugal
Interests: population genetics; genetic diversity; human evolution; human population history; human migrations and admixtures; genetics of disease; uniparental lineages; Y chromosome
Dr. Luisa Azevedo
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Co-Guest Editor
i3S—Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Interests: population genetics; medical genetics; human evolution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent advances in genotyping technologies and data analyses have brought significant advances in our understanding of human origins and evolution and provided extremely powerful approaches in the forensic and medical fields, reshaping entirely our anthropological perspectives.

Although these advances are still far from being fully exploited, we feel it is nevertheless timely and useful to organize a Special Issue on this topic, allowing the scientific community to review, reflect and problematize the related questions – those that are already on sight as well as those we might envisage to be faced with in the future.

We expect to receive contributions on – but not limited to - the topics of (1) evolution, (2) intra and interpopulation human genetic diversity in health and disease, (3) individual identification and population assignment, (4) genome and phenome, and, of course, (5) ethical and legal implications.

We do hope that this Special Issue will provide a space for reviews and original contributions on this exciting, revived interface between genetics and anthropology which will attract the interest of research community and the readers of this journal.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Amorim
Dr. Veronica Gomes
Dr. Luisa Azevedo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • population genetics
  • identification
  • anthropology
  • genetic diversity
  • mutation
  • evolution
  • genome
  • phenome
  • ethics
  • forensics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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