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Designs for the Genomic Era

Ezra Susser, Sharon Schwartz, Alfredo Morabia and Evelyn J. Bromet

in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195101812
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864096 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101812.003.33

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Series

Designs for the Genomic Era

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Genomics offers to genetics and to epidemiology powerful analytic tools and information unprecedented in medical research. Searches for genetic causes now exploit this richness. Traditional designs are modified to achieve their goals more directly, and new designs are possible. Because the designs are still evolving, often by trial and error, any description of the present state may soon be outdated. This chapter focuses on a limited number of themes that should have enduring import. It describes some of the key challenges presented by the use of genomic information and then suggests a strategy to help address these challenges.

Keywords: genomics; epidemiology; genomic data; medical research; genomic information

Chapter.  5746 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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