American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A

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Edited By: Maximilian Muenke

Impact Factor: 2.259

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 96/166 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1552-4833

Associated Title(s): American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics

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Centers for Medelian Genomics

The National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have partnered to support the discovery of variant genes underlying Mendelian disorders at three Centers for Mendelian Genomics. Click here for more information. See also the article Bamshad et al., “The Centers for Mendelian Genomics: A new large-scale initiative to identify the genes underlying rare Mendelian conditions” in AJMG Part A.

New Editor in Chief

Dr. Max Muenke

We are pleased to announce the new Editor in Chief of AJMG Part A: Dr. Maximilian Muenke (Bethesda, USA).
Dr. Muenke will officially assume the editorship in January 2017.
We are most thankful to Dr. John C. Carey, who has expertly guided AJMG as Editor in Chief through 16 years and maintained the long-respected “Blue Journal” as a major publication in medical genetics.

2017 John M. Opitz Award Nominations

Opitz Award

In honor of Dr. Opitz, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Wiley is seeking nominations for its annual John M. Opitz Young Investigator Award.

The recipient of this award is selected on the basis of significant research published in AJMG in 2016. The paper must cover one of the following areas of research: congenital anomalies, mechanisms of morphogenesis and malformations, developmental biology, or genes involved in development.

More details for the 2017 John M. Opitz Award

Congratulations to Esra Dikoglu, the winner of the 2016 John M. Opitz Young Investigator Award, for her paper: Mutations in LONP1, a mitochondrial matrix protease, cause CODAS syndrome.

Virtual Issue

Growth Curves for Genetic Syndromes and Physical Characteristics

The Growth Curves for Genetic Syndromes and Physical Characteristics virtual issue comprises prototypic articles published in AJMG over the last few decades. These types of curves are crucial as underscored throughout the series on papers in the January 2009 Special Issue of AJMG, Elements of Morphology: Standard Terminology, and more recently, in the November 2012 Special Issue of AJMG, Growth Charts in Genetic Syndromes. These articles are among the most widely read and cited in the Journal.