Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology

Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology

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Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology meets the need for a sophisticated approach to the investigation of the causes of complex chronic diseases. This integrated text describes the principles, methods, and approaches of epidemiology and genetics in the study of disease etiology. It provides an historical overview of genetics and epidemiology and their gradual rapprochement, describing the fundamental research strategies of genetic epidemiology including population and family studies. The authors also illustrate the increasing importance of genetic epidemiology in its application to preventive medicine, public health surveillance and the emerging ethical issues regarding the use of genetic information in society.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line drawings and tables
  • 0195052889
  • 9780195052886
  • 1,672,217

Table of contents

1. Scope and strategies of genetic epidemiology ; 2. Fundamental genetic concepts and approaches ; 3. Fundamental epidemiologic concpets and approaches ; 4. Study of genetic traits ; 5. Study of the genetic factors in disease ; 6. Epidemiologic approaches to familial aggregation ; 7. Genetic approaches to familial aggregation: Heritability ; 8. Genetic approaches to familial aggregation: Segregation Analysis ; 9. Genetic approaches to familial aggregation: Linkage Analysis ; 10. Applications of genetic epidemiology in medicine and public healthshow more