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No genes for the “broken hearted”

Screening of a large cohort of patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as 'broken heart disease', shows no significant association with polymorphisms previously suggested to contribute to the disease.


Featured article: Neurotrophins and emotions after mild traumatic brain injury

The rs6265 variant of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene shows a strong correlation with the emotional response following mild traumatic brain injury.

We are recruiting new Editorial Board members

We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of medical genetics.


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Aims and scope

BMC Medical Genetics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the effects of genetic variation in individuals, families and among populations in relation to human health and disease.


Section Editors

  • Dan Rujescu, Universitätsklinikum Halle, Germany
  • Danish Saleheen, University of Pennsylvania​​​​​​​, USA

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