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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Anthony Moorman, a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, who co-leads the Leukaemia Research Cytogenet-ics Group at Newcastle University, said: "Risk stratification is a key component of improving survival rates and reducing side-effects for children with leukaemia.
Anthony Moorman, a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, who coleads the Leukaemia Research Cytogenetics Group at Newcastle University, said: "This study indicates that using a traditional MRD threshold to assign patients to different treatment groups should be refined with the integration of detailed genetic testing, to more accurately identify children with a lower or higher risk of relapse.
Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, and part of the GlycanAge team, says: "We have been studying ageing in twins for 20 years and studying many different markers and predictors of age and biological age.
To find genetic variations linked to ARHI, the scientists conducted a genome-wide association study using 6,527 age-related hearing impairment cases and 45,882 controls among white participants in the Genetic Epidemiology Research on Adult Health and Aging (GERA) cohort, a collaboration between UCSF and the Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH).
Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology in UK, has done some extensive research on the subject and was present at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai on Friday to talk about it and his book, "Identically Different".
3] Research in genetic epidemiology has shown that many mental illnesses--including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder--have high rates of heritability.
Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London is clear about the damage we do with too much cleanliness.
The fourteen contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to searching for gene-gene and gene environmental interactions in genetic epidemiology, the molecular nature of post-zygotic reproductive isolation, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Regan and the Genetic Epidemiology of COPD (COPDGene) investigators reported.
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.
have other unmeasured behaviors or traits that reduce heart disease,'' Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, told Britain's Science Media Centre.
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.