genetic epidemiology

genetic epidemiology

the branch of epidemiology that studies the role of genetic factors and their interactions with environmental factors in the occurrence of disease in various populations.

ge·net·ic ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy

(jĕ-net'ik ep'i-dē-mē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of epidemiology that studies the role of genetic factors and their interactions with environmental factors in the occurrence of disease in various populations.

genetic epidemiology

An epidemiological discipline concerned with the familial and genetic determinants of disease and the contribution of genetics to the aetiology of disease. Appropriate weight is given to the biology underlying the action of genes and to the known mechanisms of inheritance.
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Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London is clear about the damage we do with too much cleanliness.
The project aims to elucidate the complex causal pathways connecting genes, environment, individual characteristics, and health-related outcomes; make methodological contributions applicable in genetic epidemiology and the social sciences; and contribute towards designing more effective public policy, which could improve public health and lower health costs.
Regan and the Genetic Epidemiology of COPD (COPDGene) investigators reported.
Because autism is a complex condition involving many genetic factors interacting with environmental conditions, advances require very large numbers of families to participate in genetic epidemiology research to find the underlying causes.
We found that DED is very common in the female population," said lead author Dr Jelle Vehof of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at St Thomas Hospital in London.
Fasting has the potential to become an important diabetes intervention," said Benjamin Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute and lead researcher on the study.
Fasting has the potential to become an important diabetes intervention," Benjamin Horne, PhD, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and lead researcher on the study, said.
Specialists in genetic epidemiology and human genetics, most at the Karolinski Institute in Stockholm, review the current status of the field and clarify the main definitions, recent findings, and future directions.
Anthony Moorman, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Newcastle University, said: "Although using the presence of genetic abnormalities to guide treatment is not new within childhood leukaemia, such a clear demonstration of its beneficial impact on survival is extremely rare.
Prof Moorman, who specialises in genetic epidemiology at Newcastle University, said: "Although using the presence of genetic abnormalities to guide treatment is not new within childhood leukaemia, such a clear demonstration of its beneficial impact on survival is extremely rare.
The PhD program in Population Health Sciences has 41 PhD students, and 4 concentrations: Health Care Organization, Outcomes, & Policy; Global Health Epidemiology; Health Behavior & Prevention; and Genetic Epidemiology & Bioinformatics.
Tim Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London, and the author of Identically Different: Why You Can Change Your Genes.