Special Issue "Advances in Neuroimaging Genetics"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Technologies and Resources for Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Andrea L. Gropman
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Guest Editor
Division of Neurogenetics and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics, Children’s National Hospital and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC 20010, USA
Interests: neuroimaging; inborn errors of metabolism; neurogenetics; neuroscience; neurodevelopmental disorders, genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, a multitude of brain mapping techniques has been used to try to establish a connection between anatomic differences in structure and/or neural circuitry in the brain, phenotypes, and individual variations in the human genome. Several studies have suggested converging evidence that brain imaging can establish relationships between genes and behavior. The use of multimodal imaging has implications to study underlying neurobiological and neuroanatomical mechanisms that influence behavioral phenotypes or disease states. In the process of doing so, intermediate or less severe phenotypes may be uncovered.

This Special Issue on “Advances in Neuroimaging Genetics” will provide a broad overview on how multimodal neuroimaging modalities are being used to understand the role that imaging can play in deciphering the genetic underpinnings of cognition, behavior and brain. The integration of genetic and neuroimaging data is full of possibilities but not without consideration of methodological and conceptual challenges. This Special Issue reviews recent advances in the field and identifies important methodological and conceptual challenges that remain unresolved in the attempt to fully exploit the synergism of imaging and genetics; authors are encouraged to submit papers describing this synergism.

Dr. Andrea L. Gropman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Brain mapping
  • Imaging genetics
  • Neuroimaging
  • Multimodal
  • MRI
  • fMIR
  • Diffusion tensor (DTI)
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
  • fNIRs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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