About this Research Topic
Because of literature’s paucity, collecting up-to-date knowledge on this matter is of utmost relevance for advancing the field. We need a systemic approach to collect information that can make personalized genomic medicine more streamline and cost-effective. In addition, we hope that a better understanding of personalized genomic medicine will increase the utilization of molecular diagnostic tools and improve the diagnostic yield for neuromuscular disorders. The ultimate goal of personalized medicine is to translate the knowledge into development of targeted therapy for individual with neuromuscular disorders.
Topic Editors will welcome all types of manuscripts ranging from systemic literature reviews and large meta-analysis studies to small case series of rare disorders. We are particularly interested in multi-institutional and single-institutional experiences about using NGS as clinical diagnostic tools for neuromuscular disorders. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Comparison of diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of different NGS-based gene panels for neuromuscular disorders
- How to approach variants of uncertain significance (VUS) in neuromuscular disorders
- Clinical relevance of genotype-phenotype correlations for a given neuromuscular disorder
- Institutional experience of using NGS-based gene panels for diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders
- Challenges, limitations and pitfalls of NGS in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders
- The utility of genetic testing in diagnosing rare neuromuscular disorders
- How to select appropriate genetic testing for certain neuromuscular disorders, e.g. mitochondrial myopathy
- Clinical practice guidance for NGS in diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders
Keywords: Myopathies, Neuromuscular Disorders, Genetic Testing, Diagnostic, NGS, Genotype-Phenotype correlation
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