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In the Innovative Therapies section of Frontiers in Medicine, we welcome submissions of both original research and reviews on the latest innovative therapies, including and not limited to, gene and stem cell therapies.
Over the past decade, gene therapy has enabled curative outcomes in previously untreatable genetic diseases such as X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. Recent developments in genome-editing technology are likely to further enable the ex vivo editing of autologous hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) for clinical benefit of patients. With advances come also additional challenges not only from a basic science perspective but also challenges in translating the scientific advances to the clinic, including social, ethical, economic, as well as overall public health issues.
In the Innovative Therapies section of Frontiers in Medicine, we welcome submissions of both original research and reviews on the latest innovative therapies, including and not limited to, gene and stem cell therapies. The full range of issues that enable successful translation and implementation of innovative therapies are covered in this section, including basic scientific discoveries; challenges faced in translation to large-scale use, including bioengineering and bioprocessing considerations; regulatory, ethical and health economic issues; as well as any public health challenges.
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Innovative Therapies welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, Erratum, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Innovative Therapies, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Innovative Therapies will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Medicine.
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