Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine

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New discoveries and techniques have led to a wide variety of tools for precision editing of DNA, revolutionizing the field. As these techniques are refined and newer tools are developed, their application will be increasingly widespread and the ethical ramifications of genome editing will be broadly discussed. Original cover design by Peter Harris.

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a PubMed-indexed, open access, quarterly journal edited by Yale medical, graduate, and professional students and peer reviewed by an extensive network of experts in the fields of biology and medicine. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, to publish significant case reviews, and to provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine.

To all interested authors: Starting in June 2015, YJBM began devoting entire issues to its focus topics. This means that all manuscripts in an issue will be related to the focus topic. As a result, we will not be considering off-topic manuscripts. Please keep an eye out for our future focus topics, and thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming focus topics:

March 2018: Sensory Biology and Pain

June 2018: Nutrition and Food Science

September 2018: Medical Technology

Editor's Picks from the Current Issue

Volume 90, Issue 4, Focus: Genome Editing
Deputy Editors: Michael M. Lacy and Fatima N. Mirza

Genome Surgery and Gene Therapy in Retinal Disorders



Lawrence Chan, Vinit B. Mahajan, and Stephen H. Tsang


Applications of CRISPR/Cas9 in the Mammalian Central Nervous System

Katherine E. Savell and Jeremy J. Day


Therapeutic Peptide Nucleic Acids: Principles, Limitations, and Opportunities

Elias Quijano, Raman Bahal, Adele Ricciardi, W. Mark Saltzman, and Peter M. Glazer


Potential of Gene Editing and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) in Treatment of Retinal Diseases

Katherine Chuang, Mark A. Fields, and Lucian V. Del Priore

YJBM Colloquium Series

Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine Presents:

“Gene editing by PNA nanoparticles: Another horse in the race?”

Peter M. Glazer, MD, PhD Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics; Chair, Department of Therapeutic Radiology

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
BCMM 206/208, Second Floor,

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