Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology
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Edited By: Michel Vekemans
Impact Factor: 2.742
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 22/40 (Developmental Biology); 33/83 (Toxicology)
Online ISSN: 1542-0760
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It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the third Editor of the Birth Defects Research Journal (Clinical and Molecular Teratology). I want to sustain the trend set by Diana Juriloff, which created an outstanding and consistently ascending trajectory of the BDRA Journal's Impact Factor, now reaching an all-time high of 2.742.
Christina Chambers, as Deputy Editor, and I have assembled an editorial office that includes Andrea Modica as Editorial Assistant and a panel of very distinguished Associate Editors.
Our overall objective is to continue publishing the best our field of Human Teratology – the study of abnormal human (and related animal models) development – has to offer, and at the same time representing the diverse interests of our Society membership. The BDRA journal offers the best periodical to gather and share the latest and major information on the etiopathogenesis of birth defects and how this knowledge applies to patient counseling and birth defects prevention. READ MORE...
New Editor in 2013
Michel Vekemans is Full Professor of Human Genetics at Université Paris Descartes and Director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades. He received his M.D from Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 1974 and his Ph.D in Genetics and Teratology from McGill University in Montreal (Canada) in 1981. He specialized in Medical Genetics and became a Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics and the American College of Medical Genetics in 1983. His research interests focus on the etiopathogenesis of human congenital malformations. He is the author or the co-author of more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the European Society of Human Genetics and the Teratology Society and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Clinical Genetics. He was also awarded as Medical Scientist of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Intended as an overview of the field and written by experts in their areas of specialty, the Teratology Primer provides information and references with a collection of interesting and current topics regarding birth defects. The Teratology Society has made this second edition of the Teratology Primer available electronically and free of charge. Visit the Teratology Society's website for more details.