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Call for papers: Genome editing technology and applications in animals and plants

Guest Editor: Prof Hui Yang and Prof Yuriko Osakabe

Advances in genome editing technology and its promising applications have had a great impact on basic science and clinical research. A number of approaches to genome editing have been developed. Particularly the CRISPR/Cas system, has given scientists the ability to make precise changes in the genomes ranging from plants to animals. In addition, CRISPR-based base editing and epigenetic editing greatly expand the genome editing toolbox.

BMC Biotechnology, in collaboration with BMC Plant Biology, has agreed to jointly host this special issue.  To present the recent advances in the technology and application of genome editing, we invite you and/or members of your research team to submit manuscript(s) for this special issue.

We are seeking submissions of original research articles, methodology article, database article, software article, commentary articles, and invited review article.

We would welcome direct submission of any original research you would like to be considered. Please submit directly to BMC Biotechnology or BMC Plant Biology stating in your cover letter that you are targeting the ‘Genome editing ' collection

Deadline for submission to the collection extended to 30th June 2019.