American Journal of Human Genetics

The American Journal of Human Genetics is a medical journal in the field of human genetics. Since its inception in 1948 by the American Society of Human Genetics, the journal has provided a record of research and review relating to heredity in humans and to the application of genetic principles in medicine and public policy, as well as in related areas of molecular and cell biology. Topics covered by The American Journal of Human Genetics include:

Publisher
Cell Press
History
1948–present
Impact factor
12.303 (2009)
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The genetic roots of adolescent scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis—a condition featuring curvature of the spine—affects tens of millions of children worldwide, but does not have a known cause. Now, scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical ...

Jul 23, 2015
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Compiling big data in a human-centric way

When a group of researchers in the Undiagnosed Disease Network at Baylor College of Medicine realized they were spending days combing through databases searching for information regarding gene variants, they decided to do ...

May 11, 2017
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Genetic testing in kids is fraught with complications

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can't help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to be prepared for the future, ...

Jul 02, 2015
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Type 2 diabetes genetic mapping identifies new 'loci'

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations ('loci') on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study ...

May 04, 2017
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Mutations in SULT2B1 tied to ichthyosis in humans

(HealthDay)—Scientists have discovered another gene mutation behind certain cases of autosomal-recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI), according to a report published in the June 1 issue of the American Journal of Human ...

Jun 05, 2017
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New form of inherited blindness discovered

Scientists from the University of Leeds, in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Ophthalmology in London and Ghent University in Belgium, have discovered that mutations in the gene DRAM2 cause a new type of ...

May 14, 2015
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