the use in epidemiologic studies of techniques of molecular biology such as DNA typing.
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molecular epidemiologyMolecular medicine An evolving field that combines the tools of standard epidemiology–case studies, questionnaires and monitoring of exposure to external factors with the tools of molecular biology–eg, restriction endonucleases, Southern blot hybridization, PCR and other amplification techniques and agarose gel electrophoresis. See PAH-adducts.
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mo·lec·u·lar ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy(mō-lek'yū-lăr ep'i-dē-mē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The use in epidemiologic studies of techniques of molecular biology such as DNA typing.
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