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Genetics and Chronic Disease

Submission deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue Editors
José Luis Pérez-Castrillón
Rio Hortega University Hospital School of Medicine, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Interests: Clinical Investigation; Molecular Medicine; Biomarkers Discovery; Chronic Diseases
Ricardo Usategui Martín
School of Medicine, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Interests: Molecular Genetics; Molecular Medicine; Genetic Biomarkers; Chronic Diseases
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to inform you about the Special Issue entitled “Genetics and Chronic Disease.” Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, metabolic bone diseases or neurodegenerative diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Eighty-eight percent of subjects over 65 have at least one chronic health condition, while four in ten adults have two or more. They are also leading drivers of high costs in annual health care. Chronic diseases are multifactorial alterations in which genetic and environmental factors are crucial. The most widely accepted etiopathogenic hypothesis is that they are a consequence of the synergic interplay of environmental and genetic factors. Genetic determinations may account for an individual’s susceptibility to developing disease. In this context, this Special Issue focuses on genetic factors associated with the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. We invite researchers to submit original or review articles on basic, translational, and clinical aspects in the genetics associated with the pathogenesis of chronic diseases.

Prof. Dr. José Luis Pérez-Castrillón and Dr. Ricardo Usategui Martín

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2500 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.

Published Paper (1 Paper)
Open Access Original Research
Genetic variants in obesity-related genes and the risk of osteoporotic fracture. The Hortega Follow-up Study
Ricardo Usategui-Martín, Jose Luis Pérez-Castrillón, Laisa Briongos-Figuero, Jesica Abadía-Otero, ... Juan Carlos Martín-Escudero
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2022, 27(1), 032;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetics and Chronic Disease)
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