This Research Topic aims at using public genetics resources to study neurodegenerative diseases. It’s a forum for research on the genetics and genomics of neurodegenerative disease which makes use of public datasets and resources.
The phenotype of neurodegenerative diseases which consist of a high genetic complexity is influenced by interactions between many genes and gene products and many environmental factors. A large number of potentially causal gene variants have been identified, and yet these diseases remain insufficiently understood. A large number of tools and datasets now exist to aid this research, and most are freely available as public resources. A challenge in modern biology, therefore, is to better use the vast reserves of data which have been collected over the last decades.
This Research Topic is intended to showcase methods and examples of how re-analysis of public data resources can inform research into neurodegenerative diseases.
Manuscript deadline submission: August 31, 2018
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