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Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition

Edited by Muin Khoury, Sara Bedrosian, Marta Gwinn, Julian Higgins, John Ioannidis and Julian Little

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195398441
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776023 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398441.001.0001
Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition

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The first edition of Human Genome Epidemiology, published in 2004, discussed how the epidemiologic approach provides an important scientific foundation for studying the continuum from gene discovery to the development, application and evaluation of human genome information in improving health and preventing disease. Since that time, advances in human genomics have continued to occur at a breathtaking pace. With contributions from leaders in the field from around the world, this new edition is a fully updated look at the ways in which genetic factors in common diseases are studied. Methodologic developments in collection, analysis and synthesis of data, as well as issues surrounding specific applications of human genomic information for medicine and public health are all discussed. In addition, the book focuses on practical applications of human genome variation in clinical practice and disease prevention. The book is a useful tool for understanding the rapidly evolving methods of the discovery and use of genetic information in medicine and public health in the 21st century.

Keywords: gene discovery; improving health; preventing disease; human genomics; genetic factors; common diseases; synthesis of data; medicine; public health

Book.  704 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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Human genome epidemiology: the road map revisited in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition

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Principles of analysis of germline genetics in Human Genome Epidemiology, 2nd Edition

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