The first issue of DNA is out - with 6 articles and an editorial by Darren, we very much hope that this is the shape of things to come.
We are very proud to launch this new and exciting international peer-reviewed open access journal. The core aim of DNA is be to publish novel research findings, reviews and communications in DNA-related technologies, genomic structure, bioinformatics and cytogenomics.
It has now been 20 years since the human and mouse first genome sequences were published and although they were not the first, they have proved to be the most significant of all species. Hundreds of species’ genomes now have a complete sequence, at least in draft, and they have impacted upon our lives. Diagnostics, genomic medicine, agriculture, behaviour and the environment are just a handful of examples. Accordingly, DNA will prioritise studies in which changes in DNA sequence and structure have phenotypic ramifications, both for the individual (including clinical application) and for evolution. We will thus take a “sequence to consequence” and “structure to nature” philosophy when we consider manuscripts for publication.
As pioneers in DNA technology, we owe it to the next generation to take the lead in carving a new path that the enigmatic double helix at the core of our essence shows us.
Check out the latest articles here.