PeerJ

PeerJ is an open access peer-reviewed scientific mega journal covering research in the biological and medical sciences.

Website
https://peerj.com/
Impact factor
2016 (2.2)

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Genetics

It's all connected: Your genes, your environment, and your health

Human health is highly dependent on genetics, yet it is also known to be affected by factors in an individual's environment—and these days that environment is quite stressful. As we shelter in place amid the coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 could outwit science unless knowledge stays current

The virus that causes COVID-19 has many variants, and if scientists don't stay on top of how it is changing in different parts of the world, testing for it may produce false negative results.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria spread by ticks affected by humidity and mutual competition

Researchers at the University of Helsinki, the University of Zurich and the University of Exeter have carried out modelling on how environmental factors affect the occurrence of human-pathogenic bacteria found in the sheep ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers developing maps on Zika virus infection risk

The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Environmental factors play a role, as do socioeconomic factors. Recently, several attempts have be made to predict the transmission risk of ...

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