Published online Dec 27, 2011. doi: 10.5496/wjmg.v1.i1.1
Revised: December 10, 2011
Accepted: December 17, 2011
Published online: December 27, 2011
Congratulations to the publisher, members of the editorial board of the journal, all the authors and readers for launching the World Journal of Medical Genetics (WJMG) as a new member of the World series journal family! Following the completion of the Human Genome Project, medical genetic research has seen spectacular progress over the last decade. The number of genes that have been linked to Mendelian human traits has grown exponentially and currently this process is peaking with the access to robust genome-wide sequencing power. The genomics revolution is also seen for elucidation of rare and common DNA variants that increase risk for common disorders. Given this fast progress, there is an increasing need for making the results of genetics and genomics studies rapidly and freely available to the larger community. Thus, the decision for inaugurating this new journal is a timely one. The WJMG is a peer-reviewed, open-access periodical centered in all aspects of medical genetics research, with multidisciplinary coverage: from human phenotype to genetic and genomic mutations and variations to the study of pathological mechanisms. If you want to share new results of your research with a link to medical genetics with your peers, you will find the WJMG a good media to publish your papers!