Genetic Epidemiology

With conceptual and methodological input from epidemiology, genetic epidemiology initially grew out of population genetics, specifically human quantitative genetics. It is relatively recent field of study, aims to clarify how genetic and environmental variables interact to cause disease in populations.

Four main types of research study designs are used to conduct the tests of analytical epidemiology;


  •  Cross-sectional studies
  •  Case-control studies
  •  Cohort studies
  •  Controlled clinical trials

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