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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Medical Genetics, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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IL-6 associates with acute chorioamnionitis and pre-term birth

Placental DNA genotyping reveals IL-6 gene variant rs1800796 is associated with the inflammation of placenta and foetal membrane that is often reported in pre-term birth.

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Day-to-day stressors and gene methylation on cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment

Several genes linked to subclinical cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment appear to be differentially methylated in subjects experiencing early- and mid-life stress.


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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.


Manuscript Editor

Assistant Editor

  • Arwa Tawfiq, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

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

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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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Standards of reporting

BMC Medical Genetics advocates complete and transparent reporting of research. The BMC minimum standards of reporting checklist is intended as a tool for authors to transparently describe their research and ensure reproducibility. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards when preparing their manuscript.

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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