Translational research is the science that aims at making scientific discoveries available for practical application, especially in relation to life sciences, medicine and engineering. Within the scope of the journal, translational research encompasses medical genetics, oncology, and cardiology, but also involves other relevant areas of medicine. For example, given that genes exist in every form of life, the ongoing research on hereditary diseases can be investigated in all living organisms, including microorganisms, plants, animals and humans.
The fact that living organisms inherit qualities from their ancestors has been exploited since ancient times to enhance the yield from plants and animals through specific breeding. The current science of genetics started with Gregor Mendel. It intends to increase our understanding of research findings regarding new or improved strategies to sustainably enhance our knowledge on fundamental, preclinical, clinical, epidemiologic and healthcare research.