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An introduction to genetic epidemiology

Author: Lyle Palmer; Paul R Burton; George Davey Smith
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2011.
Series: Health & society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Will be widely welcomed by teachers and students on a burgeoning number of courses across the world. The book explains the concepts and contains discussion of the public health aspects of the new genetics and of epidemiological methods for studying genes and environmental factors in complex diseases. LJ Palmer, Australian.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lyle Palmer; Paul R Burton; George Davey Smith
ISBN: 9781861348982 1861348983 9781861348975 1861348975
OCLC Number: 502264352
Description: ix, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Key concepts in genetic epidemiology / Paul R. Burton, Martin D. Tobin, John L. Hopper --
Genetic linkage studies / M. Dawn Teare, Jennifer H. Barrett --
Genetic association studies / Heather J. Cordell, David G. Clayton --
Mapping complex disease genes using linkage diequilibrium and genome-wide association scans / Lyle J. Palmer [and others] --
A question of standards : what makes a good genetic association study? / Andrew T. Hattersley, Mark I. McCarthy --
Biobanks and biobank harmonisation / Paul R. Burton [and others] --
Population health aspects of genetic epidemiology : genomic profiling, personlised medicine, and Mendelian randomisation / George Davey Smith [and others].
Series Title: Health & society series.
Responsibility: edited by Lyle J. Palmer, Paul R. Burton, and George Davey Smith.

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